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

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

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

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?

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?

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. . . .

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?

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. . . .

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?

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?

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.

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 Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?

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

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, involves open-topped boxes made with interlocking cubes. Explore the number of units of paint that are needed to cover the boxes. . . .

Rectangles are considered different if they vary in size or have different locations. How many different rectangles can be drawn on a chessboard?

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 the telescope and microscope?

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

In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

Investigate the number of paths you can take from one vertex to another in these 3D shapes. Is it possible to take an odd number and an even number of paths to the same vertex?

A cheap and simple toy with lots of mathematics. Can you interpret the images that are produced? Can you predict the pattern that will be produced using different wheels?

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

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

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 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 these clocks?

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

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

Show that among the interior angles of a convex polygon there cannot be more than three acute angles.

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

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

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

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 this shape. How would you describe it?

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

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 Little Fung at the table?

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

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