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.

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.

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Little Ming playing the board game?

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 shape. How would you describe it?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can you find ways of joining cubes together so that 28 faces are visible?

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?

Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.

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

A dog is looking for a good place to bury his bone. Can you work out where he started and ended in each case? What possible routes could he have taken?

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

How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?

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?

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

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

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

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

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 outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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