Imagine a pyramid which is built in square layers of small cubes. If we number the cubes from the top, starting with 1, can you picture which cubes are directly below this first cube?

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

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

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 make a 3x3 cube with these shapes made from small cubes?

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

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?

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

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.

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

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.

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?

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

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?

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

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 outlines of the chairs?

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

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 brazier for roasting chestnuts?

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

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 outline of this telephone?

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 outline of the child walking home from school?

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

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

This article looks at levels of geometric thinking and the types of activities required to develop this thinking.

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

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

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

This article for teachers describes how modelling number properties involving multiplication using an array of objects not only allows children to represent their thinking with concrete materials,. . . .

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

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

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