For this task, you'll need an A4 sheet and two A5 transparent sheets. Decide on a way of arranging the A5 sheets on top of the A4 sheet and explore ...

What can you see? What do you notice? What questions can you ask?

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

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

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

Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?

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

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?

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

A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

Can you work out what shape is made by folding in this way? Why not create some patterns using this shape but in different sizes?

Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

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

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

What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?

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?

This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?

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

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

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

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

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 article for teachers discusses examples of problems in which there is no obvious method but in which children can be encouraged to think deeply about the context and extend their ability to. . . .

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

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 Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

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

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 outline of this telephone?

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

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 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 clocks?

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

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

This challenge involves eight three-cube models made from interlocking cubes. Investigate different ways of putting the models together then compare your constructions.

Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.

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

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?

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?

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