Kaia is sure that her father has worn a particular tie twice a week in at least five of the last ten weeks, but her father disagrees. Who do you think is right?

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

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.

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

Follow these instructions to make a five-pointed snowflake from a square of paper.

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

How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?

This is a simple paper-folding activity that gives an intriguing result which you can then investigate further.

Make a cube with three strips of paper. Colour three faces or use the numbers 1 to 6 to make a die.

Using these kite and dart templates, you could try to recreate part of Penrose's famous tessellation or design one yourself.

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

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

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?

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 do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?

Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.

Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?

This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.

Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.

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?

It's hard to make a snowflake with six perfect lines of symmetry, but it's fun to try!

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.

Here are some ideas to try in the classroom for using counters to investigate number patterns.

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?

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?

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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?

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 the child walking home from school?

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

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?

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

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 Wai Ping, Wah Ming 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 outlines of the chairs?

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

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

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