A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

A game for two players based on a game from the Somali people of Africa. The first player to pick all the other's 'pumpkins' is the winner.

An ancient game for two from Egypt. You'll need twelve distinctive 'stones' each to play. You could chalk out the board on the ground - do ask permission first.

This game for two, was played in ancient Egypt as far back as 1400 BC. The game was taken by the Moors to Spain, where it is mentioned in 13th century manuscripts, and the Spanish name Alquerque. . . .

This article for teachers discusses examples of problems in which there is no obvious method but in which children can be encouraged to think deeply about the context and extend their ability to. . . .

This is the first article in a series which aim to provide some insight into the way spatial thinking develops in children, and draw on a range of reported research. The focus of this article is the. . . .

What is the shape of wrapping paper that you would need to completely wrap this model?

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?

Which of the following cubes can be made from these nets?

Lyndon Baker describes how the Mobius strip and Euler's law can introduce pupils to the idea of topology.

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

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

Can you find a way of representing these arrangements of balls?

What can you see? What do you notice? What questions can you ask?

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?

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

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

Here are the six faces of a cube - in no particular order. Here are three views of the cube. Can you deduce where the faces are in relation to each other and record them on the net of this cube?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

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

I found these clocks in the Arts Centre at the University of Warwick intriguing - do they really need four clocks and what times would be ambiguous with only two or three of them?

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

This article for teachers describes a project which explores the power of storytelling to convey concepts and ideas to children.

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

Eight children each had a cube made from modelling clay. They cut them into four pieces which were all exactly the same shape and size. Whose pieces are the same? Can you decide who made each set?

Imagine a 3 by 3 by 3 cube. If you and a friend drill holes in some of the small cubes in the ways described, how many will have holes drilled through them?

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

Start with a large square, join the midpoints of its sides, you'll see four right angled triangles. Remove these triangles, a second square is left. Repeat the operation. What happens?

We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. Then we build around that red cube with blue cubes and so on. How many cubes of each colour have we used?

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

Mathematics is the study of patterns. Studying pattern is an opportunity to observe, hypothesise, experiment, discover and create.

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.

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.

Each of the nets of nine solid shapes has been cut into two pieces. Can you see which pieces go together?

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.

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

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

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

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 outlines of the camel and giraffe?

Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?

Have a look at these photos of different fruit. How many do you see? How did you count?

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the brazier for roasting chestnuts?

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

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