Build a scaffold out of drinking-straws to support a cup of water

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

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

Galileo, a famous inventor who lived about 400 years ago, came up with an idea similar to this for making a time measuring instrument. Can you turn your pendulum into an accurate minute timer?

As part of Liverpool08 European Capital of Culture there were a huge number of events and displays. One of the art installations was called "Turning the Place Over". Can you find our how it works?

Design and construct a prototype intercooler which will satisfy agreed quality control constraints.

More Logo for beginners. Now learn more about the REPEAT command.

Learn how to draw circles using Logo. Wait a minute! Are they really circles? If not what are they?

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. . . .

Learn to write procedures and build them into Logo programs. Learn to use variables.

This package contains hands-on code breaking activities based on the Enigma Schools Project. Suitable for Stages 2, 3 and 4.

This part introduces the use of Logo for number work. Learn how to use Logo to generate sequences of numbers.

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

Write a Logo program, putting in variables, and see the effect when you change the variables.

Here is a chance to create some Celtic knots and explore the mathematics behind them.

Turn through bigger angles and draw stars with Logo.

Make a clinometer and use it to help you estimate the heights of tall objects.

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

Make some celtic knot patterns using tiling techniques

It might seem impossible but it is possible. How can you cut a playing card to make a hole big enough to walk through?

These models have appeared around the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Perhaps you would like to try to make some similar models of your own.

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

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.

Can you puzzle out what sequences these Logo programs will give? Then write your own Logo programs to generate sequences.

Make an equilateral triangle by folding paper and use it to make patterns of your own.

Learn about Pen Up and Pen Down in Logo

Logo helps us to understand gradients of lines and why Muggles Magic is not magic but mathematics. See the problem Muggles magic.

Draw whirling squares and see how Fibonacci sequences and golden rectangles are connected.

More Logo for beginners. Learn to calculate exterior angles and draw regular polygons using procedures and variables.

A description of how to make the five Platonic solids out of paper.

You could use just coloured pencils and paper to create this design, but it will be more eye-catching if you can get hold of hammer, nails and string.

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

This is the second in a twelve part introduction to Logo for beginners. In this part you learn to draw polygons.

What shape and size of drinks mat is best for flipping and catching?

How does the time of dawn and dusk vary? What about the Moon, how does that change from night to night? Is the Sun always the same? Gather data to help you explore these questions.

Time for a little mathemagic! Choose any five cards from a pack and show four of them to your partner. How can they work out the fifth?

What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

What happens when a procedure calls itself?

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

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

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

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

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?

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.

Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

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