What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

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?

Building up a simple Celtic knot. Try the interactivity or download the cards or have a go on squared paper.

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 shunt the trucks so that the Cattle truck and the Sheep truck change places and the Engine is back on the main line?

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?

What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?

Swap the stars with the moons, using only knights' moves (as on a chess board). What is the smallest number of moves possible?

10 space travellers are waiting to board their spaceships. There are two rows of seats in the waiting room. Using the rules, where are they all sitting? Can you find all the possible ways?

How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?

How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!

If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?

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?

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

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?

A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these operations. What number do you end on?

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

One face of a regular tetrahedron is painted blue and each of the remaining faces are painted using one of the colours red, green or yellow. How many different possibilities are there?

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

How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.

What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?

A toy has a regular tetrahedron, a cube and a base with triangular and square hollows. If you fit a shape into the correct hollow a bell rings. How many times does the bell ring in a complete game?

Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

This second article in the series refers to research about levels of development of spatial thinking and the possible influence of instruction.

What is the least number of moves you can take to rearrange the bears so that no bear is next to a bear of the same colour?

Which of these dice are right-handed and which are left-handed?

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

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

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

A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

Here are shadows of some 3D shapes. What shapes could have made them?

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

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

I've made some cubes and some cubes with holes in. This challenge invites you to explore the difference in the number of small cubes I've used. Can you see any patterns?

How many different ways can you find of fitting five hexagons together? How will you know you have found all the ways?

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