An activity centred around observations of dots and how we visualise number arrangement patterns.

A hundred square has been printed on both sides of a piece of paper. What is on the back of 100? 58? 23? 19?

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 candle and sundial?

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

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

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

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.

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!

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 shape. How would you describe it?

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 outline of this telephone?

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

Eight children each had a cube made from modelling clay. They cut them into four pieces which were all exactly the same shape and size. Whose pieces are the same? Can you decide who made each set?

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 these people?

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

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

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

How many balls of modelling clay and how many straws does it take to make these skeleton shapes?

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

What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.

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

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

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

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

Imagine a 3 by 3 by 3 cube. If you and a friend drill holes in some of the small cubes in the ways described, how many will have holes drilled through them?

Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

This article for teachers describes a project which explores thepower of storytelling to convey concepts and ideas to children.

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

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

Here are some arrangements of circles. How many circles would I need to make the next size up for each? Can you create your own arrangement and investigate the number of circles it needs?

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

Create a pattern on the left-hand grid. How could you extend your pattern on the right-hand grid?

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

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

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

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

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

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

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