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?

Why do you think that the red player chose that particular dot in this game of Seeing Squares?

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

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

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?

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

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

How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!

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 work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

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

These points all mark the vertices (corners) of ten hidden squares. Can you find the 10 hidden squares?

What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.

This article looks at levels of geometric thinking and the types of activities required to develop this thinking.

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

A hundred square has been printed on both sides of a piece of paper. What is on the back of 100? 58? 23? 19?

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

Here are shadows of some 3D shapes. What shapes could have made them?

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

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?

How many balls of modelling clay and how many straws does it take to make these skeleton shapes?

On which of these shapes can you trace a path along all of its edges, without going over any edge twice?

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 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?

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

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?

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?

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

Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?

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?

Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

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