Think of a number, square it and subtract your starting number. Is the number youâ€™re left with odd or even? How do the images help to explain this?

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these rabbits?

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.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

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

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 this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

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

A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?

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

How can you arrange these 10 matches in four piles so that when you move one match from three of the piles into the fourth, you end up with the same arrangement?

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

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

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

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.

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?

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

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

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 Mai Ling?

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

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

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

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

Imagine a pyramid which is built in square layers of small cubes. If we number the cubes from the top, starting with 1, can you picture which cubes are directly below this first cube?

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

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 this sports car?

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

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

What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.

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

This article introduces the idea of generic proof for younger children and illustrates how one example can offer a proof of a general result through unpacking its underlying structure.