Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?

Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this sports car?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?

Here's a simple way to make a Tangram without any measuring or ruling lines.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?

Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this goat and giraffe?

Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the telescope and microscope?

What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?

Try to picture these buildings of cubes in your head. Can you make them to check whether you had imagined them correctly?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these rabbits?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the rocket?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this plaque design?

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

If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

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

Investigate the number of paths you can take from one vertex to another in these 3D shapes. Is it possible to take an odd number and an even number of paths to the same vertex?

Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?

In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?

Have you ever tried tessellating capital letters? Have a look at these examples and then try some for yourself.

Can you find ways of joining cubes together so that 28 faces are visible?

What are the next three numbers in this sequence? Can you explain why are they called pyramid numbers?

Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?

Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?

Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?

Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?

Draw three straight lines to separate these shapes into four groups - each group must contain one of each shape.

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?

Have a look at what happens when you pull a reef knot and a granny knot tight. Which do you think is best for securing things together? Why?

Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.