Reasoning about the number of matches needed to build squares that share their sides.

Choose a box and work out the smallest rectangle of paper needed to wrap it so that it is completely covered.

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!

A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

Can you work out what kind of rotation produced this pattern of pegs in our pegboard?

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

How can you paint the faces of these eight cubes so they can be put together to make a 2 x 2 cube that is green all over AND a 2 x 2 cube that is yellow all over?

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

Here are more buildings to picture in your mind's eye. Watch out - they become quite complicated!

Here are the six faces of a cube - in no particular order. Here are three views of the cube. Can you deduce where the faces are in relation to each other and record them on the net of this cube?

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

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

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

Find a way to cut a 4 by 4 square into only two pieces, then rejoin the two pieces to make an L shape 6 units high.

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

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

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

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

A game has a special dice with a colour spot on each face. These three pictures show different views of the same dice. What colour is opposite blue?

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

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?

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

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?

On which of these shapes can you trace a path along all of its edges, without going over any edge twice?

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

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

This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!

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 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 outline of the child walking home from school?

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 this shape. How would you describe it?

What shape has Harry drawn on this clock face? Can you find its area? What is the largest number of square tiles that could cover this area?

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

Think of a number, square it and subtract your starting number. Is the number you’re left with odd or even? How do the images help to explain this?

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

In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.

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

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

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

Imagine a 4 by 4 by 4 cube. If you and a friend drill holes in some of the small cubes in the ways described, how many will not have holes drilled through them?

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

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

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

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