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A group of dancers manipulate poles into different shapes. What shapes can the dancers make with their poles? With three poles of equal length, they can make an equal-sided triangle and with four poles of equal length, they can make a square. With 6 or 12 poles, they could make differently-sized rectangles, and 12 equal lengths will also make a cross and a star.
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10 September 2007

Classroom Ideas

Give the children a set of matchsticks. They could try to create as many different shapes as possible. They could then be challenged to use more sticks to make bigger and more complex shapes.

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