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

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?

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

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

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

We went to the cinema and decided to buy some bags of popcorn so we asked about the prices. Investigate how much popcorn each bag holds so find out which we might have bought.

Here's a simple way to make a Tangram without any measuring or ruling lines.

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

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?

Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.

Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?

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?

What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this goat and giraffe?

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

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

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

Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.

Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

Follow these instructions to make a three-piece and/or seven-piece tangram.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?

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 ...

Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?

Have you noticed that triangles are used in manmade structures? Perhaps there is a good reason for this? 'Test a Triangle' and see how rigid triangles are.

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

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

Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?

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

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

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?

Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many are needed?

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

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?

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 Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

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

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 outlines of these clocks?

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?

Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?

Watch the video to see how to fold a square of paper to create a flower. What fraction of the piece of paper is the small triangle?