Can you make a 3x3 cube with these shapes made from small cubes?
Which of these dice are right-handed and which are left-handed?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
An activity centred around observations of dots and how we visualise number arrangement patterns.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
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?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A game has a special dice with a colour spot on each face. These three pictures show different views of the same dice. What colour is opposite blue?
In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.
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.
Imagine a 4 by 4 by 4 cube. If you and a friend drill holes in some of the small cubes in the ways described, how many will not have holes drilled through them?
This challenge involves eight three-cube models made from interlocking cubes. Investigate different ways of putting the models together then compare your constructions.
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!
Imagine a 3 by 3 by 3 cube made of 9 small cubes. Each face of the large cube is painted a different colour. How many small cubes will have two painted faces? Where are they?
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?
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?
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.
What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?
Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what
you see? Why not try and make one yourself?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this plaque design?
This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the telescope and microscope?
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 these rabbits?
Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will
happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?
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?
Which of the following cubes can be made from these nets?
Think of a number, square it and subtract your starting number. Is the number you’re left with odd or even? How do the images help to explain this?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
What is the relationship between these first two shapes? Which
shape relates to the third one in the same way? Can you explain
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 Mai Ling?
Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical
A dog is looking for a good place to bury his bone. Can you work
out where he started and ended in each case? What possible routes
could he have taken?
How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or
DVDs? How about using five, then six?
What shape has Harry drawn on this clock face? Can you find its
area? What is the largest number of square tiles that could cover
Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a
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?
What is the total area of the four outside triangles which are
outlined in red in this arrangement of squares inside each other?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
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?
This article for teachers describes a project which explores
thepower of storytelling to convey concepts and ideas to children.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?
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 Granma T?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?