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

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?

What happens to the area of a square if you double the length of the sides? Try the same thing with rectangles, diamonds and other shapes. How do the four smaller ones fit into the larger one?

Billy's class had a robot called Fred who could draw with chalk held underneath him. What shapes did the pupils make Fred draw?

Choose a box and work out the smallest rectangle of paper needed to wrap it so that it is completely covered.

Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?

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

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.

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

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!

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

Draw three straight lines to separate these shapes into four groups - each group must contain one of each shape.

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?

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

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?

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?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the playing piece?

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mah Ling and Chi Wing?

How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?

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?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the silhouette of the junk?

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

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?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the plaque design?

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?

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

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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the candle?

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?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the telescope and microscope?

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

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