###### Lines, Angles and Shapes

This single resource allows for the consolidation and development of a wide range of mathematical skills and concepts, covering line, angle, shape, symmetry, area and proportionality. It can be...

###### The Great 2D Shape Investigation

An umbrella investigation stimulating a wide variety of explorations into 2-D shapes. Depending on the lines of enquiry that develop, you can then use material from related investigations such...

###### Constructing Shapes

Constructing shapes with compasses is always great fun because you get pretty patterns. But this investigation goes well beyond regular activities with pupils being given an open-ended challenge to...

###### Angles in Triangles and Quadrilaterals

Investigate the angles in different triangles and quadrilaterals and discover the facts about their totals.

###### How Many Different Kinds of Triangle Are There?

How many different kinds of triangle are there? Can you have a triangle with two obtuse angles? These and other questions are all explored in this practical investigation using geostrips (or...

###### Pythagoras Puzzle

Have fun making this simple puzzle which very beautifully illustrates Pythagoras’ Theorem that the sum of the squares on two sides of a right-angled triangle = the square on the third side. Make...

###### Perimeter and Areas of Triangles and Quadrilaterals

You may be able to calculate the perimeters and areas of a rectangle and a triangle, but can you explain why the formulas work? Build on this to explore other quadrilaterals: rhombus, kite,...

###### The Egyptian Triangle

Discover the special triangle that the Egyptians used in their buildings, while learning about how simple decimals work, the importance of accurate measuring and how to work systematically to solve...