Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?

Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?

Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?

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?

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

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

Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?

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

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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the house?

What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?

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 ...

This second article in the series refers to research about levels of development of spatial thinking and the possible influence of instruction.

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

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

What is the total area of the four outside triangles which are outlined in red in this arrangement of squares inside each other?

If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?

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.

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?

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.

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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?

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 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?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the camel and giraffe?

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

Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?

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 outlines of the numbers?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?