Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?

Arrange the shapes in a line so that you change either colour or shape in the next piece along. Can you find several ways to start with a blue triangle and end with a red circle?

The challenge here is to find as many routes as you can for a fence to go so that this town is divided up into two halves, each with 8 blocks.

Ana and Ross looked in a trunk in the attic. They found old cloaks and gowns, hats and masks. How many possible costumes could they make?

Investigate all the different squares you can make on this 5 by 5 grid by making your starting side go from the bottom left hand point. Can you find out the areas of all these squares?

This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.

These rectangles have been torn. How many squares did each one have inside it before it was ripped?

What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?

You cannot choose a selection of ice cream flavours that includes totally what someone has already chosen. Have a go and find all the different ways in which seven children can have ice cream.

When newspaper pages get separated at home we have to try to sort them out and get things in the correct order. How many ways can we arrange these pages so that the numbering may be different?

If we had 16 light bars which digital numbers could we make? How will you know you've found them all?

This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.

These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?

What is the smallest number of tiles needed to tile this patio? Can you investigate patios of different sizes?

An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

How many ways can you find of tiling the square patio, using square tiles of different sizes?

If you have three circular objects, you could arrange them so that they are separate, touching, overlapping or inside each other. Can you investigate all the different possibilities?

Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?

Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?

Let's say you can only use two different lengths - 2 units and 4 units. Using just these 2 lengths as the edges how many different cuboids can you make?

Can you shunt the trucks so that the Cattle truck and the Sheep truck change places and the Engine is back on the main line?

We're excited about this new program for drawing beautiful mathematical designs. Can you work out how we made our first few pictures and, even better, share your most elegant solutions with us?

Cut differently-sized square corners from a square piece of paper to make boxes without lids. Do they all have the same volume?

How many models can you find which obey these rules?

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 work out how many cubes were used to make this open box? What size of open box could you make if you had 112 cubes?

In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?

In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?

In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?

How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?

Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?

Can you draw a square in which the perimeter is numerically equal to the area?

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 help the children find the two triangles which have the lengths of two sides numerically equal to their areas?

How many shapes can you build from three red and two green cubes? Can you use what you've found out to predict the number for four red and two green?

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?

Building up a simple Celtic knot. Try the interactivity or download the cards or have a go on squared paper.

This problem focuses on Dienes' Logiblocs. What is the same and what is different about these pairs of shapes? Can you describe the shapes in the picture?

Kate has eight multilink cubes. She has two red ones, two yellow, two green and two blue. She wants to fit them together to make a cube so that each colour shows on each face just once.

Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

Investigate the different ways you could split up these rooms so that you have double the number.

Take 5 cubes of one colour and 2 of another colour. How many different ways can you join them if the 5 must touch the table and the 2 must not touch the table?

Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?