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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

Read about the adventures of Granma T and her grandchildren in this series of stories, accompanied by interactive tangrams.

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

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

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?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the convex shapes?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the silhouette of the junk?

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

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

These points all mark the vertices (corners) of ten hidden squares. Can you find the 10 hidden squares?

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

What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.

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

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

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

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

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 the people?

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

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

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 the candle?

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 the numbers?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the playing piece?

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

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the camel and giraffe?

Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?

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

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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 the house?