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.

A toy has a regular tetrahedron, a cube and a base with triangular and square hollows. If you fit a shape into the correct hollow a bell rings. How many times does the bell ring in a complete game?

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this plaque design?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

Billy's class had a robot called Fred who could draw with chalk held underneath him. What shapes did the pupils make Fred draw?

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

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 these convex shapes?

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?

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?

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?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the telescope and microscope?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Little Ming?

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 Granma T?