Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.

Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?

Swap the stars with the moons, using only knights' moves (as on a chess board). What is the smallest number of moves possible?

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?

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.

Can you shunt the trucks so that the Cattle truck and the Sheep truck change places and the Engine is back on the main line?

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?

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?

A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?

What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

Can you work out how many cubes were used to make this open box? What size of open box could you make if you had 112 cubes?

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

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

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

How will you go about finding all the jigsaw pieces that have one peg and one hole?

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

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?

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?

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

What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.

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?

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

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

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!

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

Can you find a way of counting the spheres in these arrangements?

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 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?

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

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.

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 for teachers describes how modelling number properties involving multiplication using an array of objects not only allows children to represent their thinking with concrete materials,. . . .

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

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.

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

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