Can you recreate this Indian screen pattern? Can you make up similar patterns of your own?
A brief video looking at how you can sometimes use symmetry to distinguish knots. Can you use this idea to investigate the differences between the granny knot and the reef knot?
It's hard to make a snowflake with six perfect lines of symmetry, but it's fun to try!
Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?
Follow these instructions to make a five-pointed snowflake from a square of paper.
Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many are needed?
This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!
Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?
Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?
For this task, you'll need an A4 sheet and two A5 transparent sheets. Decide on a way of arranging the A5 sheets on top of the A4 sheet and explore ...
Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?
Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.
Can you work out what shape is made by folding in this way? Why not create some patterns using this shape but in different sizes?
What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?
Can you deduce the pattern that has been used to lay out these bottle tops?
This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?
Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.
Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.
Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.
Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.
Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?
Where can you put the mirror across the square so that you can still "see" the whole square? How many different positions are possible?
How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?
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?
The triangle ABC is equilateral. The arc AB has centre C, the arc BC has centre A and the arc CA has centre B. Explain how and why this shape can roll along between two parallel tracks.
These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?
This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.
Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?
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.
What are the next three numbers in this sequence? Can you explain why are they called pyramid numbers?
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?
Reasoning about the number of matches needed to build squares that share their sides.
You have been given three shapes made out of sponge: a sphere, a cylinder and a cone. Your challenge is to find out how to cut them to make different shapes for printing.
Cut a square of paper into three pieces as shown. Now,can you use the 3 pieces to make a large triangle, a parallelogram and the square again?
Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.
Have a look at what happens when you pull a reef knot and a granny knot tight. Which do you think is best for securing things together? Why?
Here is a chance to create some attractive images by rotating shapes through multiples of 90 degrees, or 30 degrees, or 72 degrees or...
This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.
This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.
This practical activity involves measuring length/distance.
Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?
Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?
How do you know if your set of dominoes is complete?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.
Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.
A group of children are discussing the height of a tall tree. How would you go about finding out its height?
Imagine you have an unlimited number of four types of triangle. How many different tetrahedra can you make?