Thursday, 24 May 2018

Hexagons and triangles

This week we've been thinking about shapes.

First, the question, 'What other ways can you make the small yellow hexagon? Can you find all the ways?'


We all found lots of ways, and quite a few of us found that there are nine different ways!

Next we had a look at this shape, and asked, "If the white triangle is 1, what other numbers can you see?"
We used the pattern blocks to help us work it all out:




Thursday, 17 May 2018

The Four Triangle Problem


We cut squares of paper diagonally to make triangles.
We put them together in different ways:
 
Then we tried four triangles together. What shapes can we make?
We found all of these:

The bottom five were the hardest to find:
But we found them all!
We did a few other things too. Like a Which one doesn't belong?