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?
What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?
10 space travellers are waiting to board their spaceships. There are two rows of seats in the waiting room. Using the rules, where are they all sitting? Can you find all the possible ways?
Can you shunt the trucks so that the Cattle truck and the Sheep truck change places and the Engine is back on the main line?
A toy has a regular tetrahedron, a cube and a base with triangular and square hollows. If you fit a shape into the correct hollow a bell rings. How many times does the bell ring in a complete game?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
An activity centred around observations of dots and how we visualise number arrangement patterns.
This challenge involves eight three-cube models made from interlocking cubes. Investigate different ways of putting the models together then compare your constructions.
Can you make a 3x3 cube with these shapes made from small cubes?
In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Which of these dice are right-handed and which are left-handed?
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.
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!
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?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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 many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?
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?
Can you work out how many cubes were used to make this open box? What size of open box could you make if you had 112 cubes?
Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.
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?
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?
Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.
This article looks at levels of geometric thinking and the types of activities required to develop this thinking.
What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?
Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.
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 this goat and giraffe?
On which of these shapes can you trace a path along all of its edges, without going over any edge twice?
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 outline of Granma T?
Reasoning about the number of matches needed to build squares that share their sides.
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?
Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?
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?
Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?
Here's a simple way to make a Tangram without any measuring or ruling lines.
Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
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 ...
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
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 convex shapes?
These points all mark the vertices (corners) of ten hidden squares. Can you find the 10 hidden squares?