Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?

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

Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?

What is the total area of the four outside triangles which are outlined in red in this arrangement of squares inside each other?

What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.

We can cut a small triangle off the corner of a square and then fit the two pieces together. Can you work out how these shapes are made from the two pieces?

Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?

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

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

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?

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?

Have you ever tried tessellating capital letters? Have a look at these examples and then try some for yourself.

Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?

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?

Draw three straight lines to separate these shapes into four groups - each group must contain one of each shape.

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?

Billy's class had a robot called Fred who could draw with chalk held underneath him. What shapes did the pupils make Fred draw?

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 rocket?

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 chairs?

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 clocks?

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

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

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?

This second article in the series refers to research about levels of development of spatial thinking and the possible influence of instruction.

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

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

How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?

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

Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?

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?

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

Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these operations. What number do you end on?

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?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?

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

This article looks at levels of geometric thinking and the types of activities required to develop this thinking.

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

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?

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?

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

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