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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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 these convex shapes?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

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 outline of Granma T?

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

Can you find ways of joining cubes together so that 28 faces are visible?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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 ...

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 these clocks?

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

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

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

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

Can you work out how many cubes were used to make this open box? What size of open box could you make if you had 112 cubes?

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 Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?

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

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

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

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 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 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 outlines of the chairs?

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