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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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.

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

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 this shape. How would you describe it?

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

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

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?

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

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

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 Granma T?

A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?

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

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

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.

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

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

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?

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

What is the total area of the four outside triangles which are outlined in red in this arrangement of squares inside each other?

How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?

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

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?

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 the child walking home from school?

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 Ming playing the board game?

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 lobster, yacht and cyclist?

Can you recreate these designs? What are the basic units? What movement is required between each unit? Some elegant use of procedures will help - variables not essential.

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

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.

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

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

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 the rocket?