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 patterns can you make with a set of dominoes?
How many possible necklaces can you find? And how do you know you've found them all?
This ladybird is taking a walk round a triangle. Can you see how much he has turned when he gets back to where he started?
This problem is intended to get children to look really hard at something they will see many times in the next few months.
Create a pattern on the left-hand grid. How could you extend your pattern on the right-hand grid?
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 find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
On the graph there are 28 marked points. These points all mark the vertices (corners) of eight hidden squares. Can you find the eight hidden squares?
Try continuing these patterns made from triangles. Can you create your own repeating pattern?
These caterpillars have 16 parts. What different shapes do they make if each part lies in the small squares of a 4 by 4 square?
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
The red ring is inside the blue ring in this picture. Can you rearrange the rings in different ways? Perhaps you can overlap them or put one outside another?
Use the clues about the symmetrical properties of these letters to place them on the grid.
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
These points all mark the vertices (corners) of ten hidden squares. Can you find the 10 hidden squares?
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?
A hundred square has been printed on both sides of a piece of paper. What is on the back of 100? 58? 23? 19?
In how many different ways can you break up a stick of 7 interlocking cubes? Now try with a stick of 8 cubes and a stick of 6 cubes.
How would you move the bands on the pegboard to alter these shapes?
Find the missing coordinates which will form these eight quadrilaterals. These coordinates themselves will then form a shape with rotational and line symmetry.
What are the coordinates of the coloured dots that mark out the tangram? Try changing the position of the origin. What happens to the coordinates now?
In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?
This task requires learners to explain and help others, asking and answering questions.