This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!

In this challenge, you will work in a group to investigate circular fences enclosing trees that are planted in square or triangular arrangements.

Have you noticed that triangles are used in manmade structures? Perhaps there is a good reason for this? 'Test a Triangle' and see how rigid triangles are.

Can you cut a regular hexagon into two pieces to make a parallelogram? Try cutting it into three pieces to make a rhombus!

Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

This practical investigation invites you to make tessellating shapes in a similar way to the artist Escher.

Cut a square of paper into three pieces as shown. Now,can you use the 3 pieces to make a large triangle, a parallelogram and the square again?

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?

This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.

Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?

Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.

Follow these instructions to make a five-pointed snowflake from a square of paper.

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

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?

Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.

Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.

Can you each work out what shape you have part of on your card? What will the rest of it look like?

Follow these instructions to make a three-piece and/or seven-piece tangram.

It's hard to make a snowflake with six perfect lines of symmetry, but it's fun to try!

This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?

Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?

What are the next three numbers in this sequence? Can you explain why are they called pyramid numbers?

How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?

Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?

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 ...

Let's say you can only use two different lengths - 2 units and 4 units. Using just these 2 lengths as the edges how many different cuboids can you make?

The triangle ABC is equilateral. The arc AB has centre C, the arc BC has centre A and the arc CA has centre B. Explain how and why this shape can roll along between two parallel tracks.

Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?

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

Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.

Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?

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 make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?

These are pictures of the sea defences at New Brighton. Can you work out what a basic shape might be in both images of the sea wall and work out a way they might fit together?

The challenge for you is to make a string of six (or more!) graded cubes.

How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?

Reasoning about the number of matches needed to build squares that share their sides.

These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

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?

Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new rhythm at the same time?

Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.

We went to the cinema and decided to buy some bags of popcorn so we asked about the prices. Investigate how much popcorn each bag holds so find out which we might have bought.

Here are some ideas to try in the classroom for using counters to investigate number patterns.

What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?