Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?
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!
Find a way to cut a 4 by 4 square into only two pieces, then rejoin the two pieces to make an L shape 6 units high.
What are the next three numbers in this sequence? Can you explain why are they called pyramid numbers?
Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?
Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.
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.
Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.
Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?
Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?
Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.
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 this area?
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 squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Have a look at what happens when you pull a reef knot and a granny knot tight. Which do you think is best for securing things together? Why?
What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?
This article for teachers describes a project which explores the power of storytelling to convey concepts and ideas to children.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the convex shapes?
Which of these dice are right-handed and which are left-handed?
These points all mark the vertices (corners) of ten hidden squares. Can you find the 10 hidden squares?
This article looks at levels of geometric thinking and the types of activities required to develop this thinking.
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 arrange the shapes in a chain so that each one shares a face (or faces) that are the same shape as the one that follows it?
Reasoning about the number of matches needed to build squares that share their sides.
You have been given three shapes made out of sponge: a sphere, a cylinder and a cone. Your challenge is to find out how to cut them to make different shapes for printing.
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?
On which of these shapes can you trace a path along all of its edges, without going over any edge twice?
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 Mah Ling?
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 many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?
What is the total area of the four outside triangles which are outlined in red in this arrangement of squares inside each other?
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?
Why do you think that the red player chose that particular dot in this game of Seeing Squares?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the plaque design?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the silhouette of the junk?
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 outline of Granma T?
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 outline of the dragon?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Wai Ping, Wu Ming and Chi Wing?
Read about the adventures of Granma T and her grandchildren in this series of stories, accompanied by interactive tangrams.