Each of the nets of nine solid shapes has been cut into two pieces. Can you see which pieces go together?

Can you arrange the shapes in a chain so that each one shares a face (or faces) that are the same shape as the one that follows it?

Where can you put the mirror across the square so that you can still "see" the whole square? How many different positions are possible?

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

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?

On which of these shapes can you trace a path along all of its edges, without going over any edge twice?

You want to make each of the 5 Platonic solids and colour the faces so that, in every case, no two faces which meet along an edge have the same colour.

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

This article for teachers describes a project which explores thepower of storytelling to convey concepts and ideas to children.

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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 triangle?

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?

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

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

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

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 ...

Can you make a 3x3 cube with these shapes made from small cubes?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

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.

Reasoning about the number of matches needed to build squares that share their sides.

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

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

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 Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?

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.

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

Which of these dice are right-handed and which are left-handed?

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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?

Can you cut a regular hexagon into two pieces to make a parallelogram? Try cutting it into three pieces to make a rhombus!

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.

This article looks at levels of geometric thinking and the types of activities required to develop this thinking.