A hundred square has been printed on both sides of a piece of paper. What is on the back of 100? 58? 23? 19?
Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?
In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.
How will you go about finding all the jigsaw pieces that have one peg and one hole?
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?
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 make a 3x3 cube with these shapes made from small cubes?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.
This challenge involves eight three-cube models made from interlocking cubes. Investigate different ways of putting the models together then compare your constructions.
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?
Move four sticks so there are exactly four triangles.
Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?
A game has a special dice with a colour spot on each face. These three pictures show different views of the same dice. What colour is opposite blue?
Try to picture these buildings of cubes in your head. Can you make them to check whether you had imagined them correctly?
Here are more buildings to picture in your mind's eye. Watch out - they become quite complicated!
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
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?
Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.
Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?
This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!
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.
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 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.
In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?
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?
This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?
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?
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.
We can cut a small triangle off the corner of a square and then fit the two pieces together. Can you work out how these shapes are made from the two pieces?
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.
Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.
Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?
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?
Where can you put the mirror across the square so that you can still "see" the whole square? How many different positions are possible?
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 ...
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
How can you paint the faces of these eight cubes so they can be put together to make a 2 x 2 x 2 cube that is green all over AND a 2 x 2 x 2 cube that is yellow all over?
10 space travellers are waiting to board their spaceships. There are two rows of seats in the waiting room. Using the rules, where are they all sitting? Can you find all the possible ways?
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?
How many pieces of string have been used in these patterns? Can you describe how you know?
How many loops of string have been used to make these patterns?
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?
Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?
Have you ever tried tessellating capital letters? Have a look at these examples and then try some for yourself.