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.

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

A cylindrical helix is just a spiral on a cylinder, like an ordinary spring or the thread on a bolt. If I turn a left-handed helix over (top to bottom) does it become a right handed helix?

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

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

A triangle ABC resting on a horizontal line is "rolled" along the line. Describe the paths of each of the vertices and the relationships between them and the original triangle.

In how many ways can you fit all three pieces together to make shapes with line symmetry?

When dice land edge-up, we usually roll again. But what if we didn't...?

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

Mathematics is the study of patterns. Studying pattern is an opportunity to observe, hypothesise, experiment, discover and create.

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

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

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

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. . . .

Triangles are formed by joining the vertices of a skeletal cube. How many different types of triangle are there? How many triangles altogether?

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

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

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 outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?

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 Little Fung at the table?

We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. Then we build around that red cube with blue cubes and so on. How many cubes of each colour have we used?

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?

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 see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

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 outline of this telephone?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

How many different ways can I lay 10 paving slabs, each 2 foot by 1 foot, to make a path 2 foot wide and 10 foot long from my back door into my garden, without cutting any of the paving slabs?

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?

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?

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

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 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 workmen?

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