Draw three straight lines to separate these shapes into four groups
- each group must contain one of each shape.
Can you cut a regular hexagon into two pieces to make a
parallelogram? Try cutting it into three pieces to make a rhombus!
Billy's class had a robot called Fred who could draw with chalk
held underneath him. What shapes did the pupils make Fred draw?
A group activity using visualisation of squares and triangles.
You have been given three shapes made out of sponge: a sphere, a cylinder and a cone. Your challenge is to find out how to cut them to make different shapes for printing.
This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!
How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or
DVDs? How about using five, then six?
Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what
you see? Why not try and make one yourself?
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.
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences
between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this goat and giraffe?
Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
This article looks at levels of geometric thinking and the types of
activities required to develop this thinking.
Can you make a 3x3 cube with these shapes made from small cubes?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
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 relationship between these first two shapes? Which
shape relates to the third one in the same way? Can you explain
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 this plaque design?
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
Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will
happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?
Here's a simple way to make a Tangram without any measuring or
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?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this sports car?
Where can you put the mirror across the square so that you can still "see" the whole square? How many different positions are possible?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?
Which of the following cubes can be made from these nets?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
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!
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the rocket?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
These points all mark the vertices (corners) of ten hidden squares.
Can you find the 10 hidden squares?
How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots
on the 8-point circle?
On which of these shapes can you trace a path along all of its
edges, without going over any edge twice?