This challenge involves eight three-cube models made from interlocking cubes. Investigate different ways of putting the models together then compare your constructions.

Try to picture these buildings of cubes in your head. Can you make them to check whether you had imagined them correctly?

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?

In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this sports car?

Can you make a 3x3 cube with these shapes made from small cubes?

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

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?

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

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

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

Eight children each had a cube made from modelling clay. They cut them into four pieces which were all exactly the same shape and size. Whose pieces are the same? Can you decide who made each set?

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

How can you paint the faces of these eight cubes so they can be put together to make a 2 x 2 cube that is green all over AND a 2 x 2 cube that is yellow all over?

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

Here are more buildings to picture in your mind's eye. Watch out - they become quite complicated!

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

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the rocket?

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

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?

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

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 watering can and man in a boat?

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

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!

Investigate the number of paths you can take from one vertex to another in these 3D shapes. Is it possible to take an odd number and an even number of paths to the same vertex?

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 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 outline of Little Ming playing the board game?

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

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 candle and sundial?

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

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

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

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

I've made some cubes and some cubes with holes in. This challenge invites you to explore the difference in the number of small cubes I've used. Can you see any patterns?

What are the next three numbers in this sequence? Can you explain why are they called pyramid numbers?

One face of a regular tetrahedron is painted blue and each of the remaining faces are painted using one of the colours red, green or yellow. How many different possibilities are there?

How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.

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

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

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 ...

Can you find ways of joining cubes together so that 28 faces are visible?