A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

Can you picture where this letter "F" will be on the grid if you flip it in these different ways?

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.

What is the relationship between these first two shapes? Which shape relates to the third one in the same way? Can you explain why?

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

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 outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

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.

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.

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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?

Imagine a 3 by 3 by 3 cube made of 9 small cubes. Each face of the large cube is painted a different colour. How many small cubes will have two painted faces? Where are they?

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

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