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

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?

Four rods, two of length a and two of length b, are linked to form a kite. The linkage is moveable so that the angles change. What is the maximum area of the kite?

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?

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

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

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 ...

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

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

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

What are the next three numbers in this sequence? Can you explain why are they called pyramid numbers?

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

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

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

If you move the tiles around, can you make squares with different coloured edges?

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

Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.

Seven small rectangular pictures have one inch wide frames. The frames are removed and the pictures are fitted together like a jigsaw to make a rectangle of length 12 inches. Find the dimensions of. . . .

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

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

What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?

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?

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?

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

Lyndon Baker describes how the Mobius strip and Euler's law can introduce pupils to the idea of topology.

A bus route has a total duration of 40 minutes. Every 10 minutes, two buses set out, one from each end. How many buses will one bus meet on its way from one end to the other end?

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.

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

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

If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?

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.

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.

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

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

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 outline of the playing piece?

This article for teachers describes a project which explores the power of storytelling to convey concepts and ideas to children.

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

Charlie and Alison have been drawing patterns on coordinate grids. Can you picture where the patterns lead?

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

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

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.

A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?

Rectangles are considered different if they vary in size or have different locations. How many different rectangles can be drawn on a chessboard?

Investigate the number of paths you can take from one vertex to another in these 3D shapes. Is it possible to take an odd number and an even number of paths to the same vertex?

Is it possible to remove ten unit cubes from a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that the surface area of the remaining solid is the same as the surface area of the original?

ABCD is a regular tetrahedron and the points P, Q, R and S are the midpoints of the edges AB, BD, CD and CA. Prove that PQRS is a square.

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