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

Seven small rectangular pictures have one inch wide frames. The frames are removed and the pictures are fitted together like a jigsaw to make a rectangle of length 12 inches. Find the dimensions of. . . .

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

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

How many different ways can you find of fitting five hexagons together? How will you know you have found all the ways?

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?

What is the total area of the four outside triangles which are outlined in red in this arrangement of squares inside each other?

It is possible to dissect any square into smaller squares. What is the minimum number of squares a 13 by 13 square can be dissected into?

How many different symmetrical shapes can you make by shading triangles or squares?

What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?

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 outline of this goat and giraffe?

The whole set of tiles is used to make a square. This has a green and blue border. There are no green or blue tiles anywhere in the square except on this border. How many tiles are there in the set?

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

Start with a large square, join the midpoints of its sides, you'll see four right angled triangles. Remove these triangles, a second square is left. Repeat the operation. What happens?

These points all mark the vertices (corners) of ten hidden squares. Can you find the 10 hidden squares?

Billy's class had a robot called Fred who could draw with chalk held underneath him. What shapes did the pupils make Fred draw?

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?

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 Little Fung at the table?

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

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?

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?

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

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

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

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

If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?

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

Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?

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 this junk?

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

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

Here you see the front and back views of a dodecahedron. Each vertex has been numbered so that the numbers around each pentagonal face add up to 65. Can you find all the missing numbers?

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

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

In a right angled triangular field, three animals are tethered to posts at the midpoint of each side. Each rope is just long enough to allow the animal to reach two adjacent vertices. Only one animal. . . .

The diagram shows a very heavy kitchen cabinet. It cannot be lifted but it can be pivoted around a corner. The task is to move it, without sliding, in a series of turns about the corners so that it. . . .

Four rods, two of length a and two of length b, are linked to form a kite. The linkage is moveable so that the angles change. What is the maximum area of the kite?

ABCDEFGH is a 3 by 3 by 3 cube. Point P is 1/3 along AB (that is AP : PB = 1 : 2), point Q is 1/3 along GH and point R is 1/3 along ED. What is the area of the triangle PQR?

ABCD is a regular tetrahedron and the points P, Q, R and S are the midpoints of the edges AB, BD, CD and CA. Prove that PQRS is a square.

Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?