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?

What can you see? What do you notice? What questions can you ask?

This article looks at levels of geometric thinking and the types of activities required to develop this thinking.

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

This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and reasoning to agree a final product.

What shape has Harry drawn on this clock face? Can you find its area? What is the largest number of square tiles that could cover this area?

Choose a box and work out the smallest rectangle of paper needed to wrap it so that it is completely covered.

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

In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.

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

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

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

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

A rectangular field has two posts with a ring on top of each post. There are two quarrelsome goats and plenty of ropes which you can tie to their collars. How can you secure them so they can't. . . .

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!

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.

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

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

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

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

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 Mai Ling?

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

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?

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

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

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

A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

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?

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

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

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 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 outlines of these clocks?

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

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 this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

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

Imagine you have six different colours of paint. You paint a cube using a different colour for each of the six faces. How many different cubes can be painted using the same set of six colours?

Blue Flibbins are so jealous of their red partners that they will not leave them on their own with any other bue Flibbin. What is the quickest way of getting the five pairs of Flibbins safely to. . . .

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

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 outlines of the workmen?

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 outline of Little Ming playing the board game?

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

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