Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?

Using these kite and dart templates, you could try to recreate part of Penrose's famous tessellation or design one yourself.

A game to make and play based on the number line.

Follow these instructions to make a three-piece and/or seven-piece tangram.

Make a cube with three strips of paper. Colour three faces or use the numbers 1 to 6 to make a die.

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

Which of the following cubes can be made from these nets?

Use the interactivity to listen to the bells ringing a pattern. Now it's your turn! Play one of the bells yourself. How do you know when it is your turn to ring?

Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

Exploring balance and centres of mass can be great fun. The resulting structures can seem impossible. Here are some images to encourage you to experiment with non-breakable objects of your own.

Make some celtic knot patterns using tiling techniques

How can you make an angle of 60 degrees by folding a sheet of paper twice?

What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?

Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

The triangle ABC is equilateral. The arc AB has centre C, the arc BC has centre A and the arc CA has centre B. Explain how and why this shape can roll along between two parallel tracks.

What happens to the area of a square if you double the length of the sides? Try the same thing with rectangles, diamonds and other shapes. How do the four smaller ones fit into the larger one?

These are pictures of the sea defences at New Brighton. Can you work out what a basic shape might be in both images of the sea wall and work out a way they might fit together?

In this article for teachers, Bernard uses some problems to suggest that once a numerical pattern has been spotted from a practical starting point, going back to the practical can help explain. . . .

Have you noticed that triangles are used in manmade structures? Perhaps there is a good reason for this? 'Test a Triangle' and see how rigid triangles are.

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.

How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?

Delight your friends with this cunning trick! Can you explain how it works?

Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

If these balls are put on a line with each ball touching the one in front and the one behind, which arrangement makes the shortest line of balls?

This article for students gives some instructions about how to make some different braids.

Use the interactivity to play two of the bells in a pattern. How do you know when it is your turn to ring, and how do you know which bell to ring?

Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

This article for pupils gives an introduction to Celtic knotwork patterns and a feel for how you can draw them.

What is the largest number of circles we can fit into the frame without them overlapping? How do you know? What will happen if you try the other shapes?

These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.

An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many are needed?

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?

Where can you put the mirror across the square so that you can still "see" the whole square? How many different positions are possible?

Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.

How many differently shaped rectangles can you build using these equilateral and isosceles triangles? Can you make a square?

Can you recreate this Indian screen pattern? Can you make up similar patterns of your own?

Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.

Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.

Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?

This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.