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?

What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

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

If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?

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

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?

A hundred square has been printed on both sides of a piece of paper. What is on the back of 100? 58? 23? 19?

A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

Here are shadows of some 3D shapes. What shapes could have made them?

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

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

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

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

A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

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!

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 outline of Little Ming playing the board game?

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

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

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

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

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

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?

How many balls of modelling clay and how many straws does it take to make these skeleton shapes?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

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

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

Why do you think that the red player chose that particular dot in this game of Seeing Squares?

Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

Here are some arrangements of circles. How many circles would I need to make the next size up for each? Can you create your own arrangement and investigate the number of circles it needs?

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

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