An activity centred around observations of dots and how we visualise number arrangement patterns.

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.

Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

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

Which of these dice are right-handed and which are left-handed?

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

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

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 magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?

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

What is the shape of wrapping paper that you would need to completely wrap this model?

Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?

A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

Can you find a way of representing these arrangements of balls?

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

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 Little Fung at the table?

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

Start with a large square, join the midpoints of its sides, you'll see four right angled triangles. Remove these triangles, a second square is left. Repeat the operation. What happens?

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

These are pictures of the sea defences at New Brighton. Can you work out what a basic shape might be in both images of the sea wall and work out a way they might fit together?

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 these people?

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 outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

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

We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. Then we build around that red cube with blue cubes and so on. How many cubes of each colour have we used?

Mathematics is the study of patterns. Studying pattern is an opportunity to observe, hypothesise, experiment, discover and create.

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

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

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

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

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

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?

This article for teachers describes a project which explores thepower of storytelling to convey concepts and ideas to children.

Imagine a 3 by 3 by 3 cube. If you and a friend drill holes in some of the small cubes in the ways described, how many will have holes drilled through them?

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

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

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