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

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?

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

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.

Here are more buildings to picture in your mind's eye. Watch out - they become quite complicated!

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 ...

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?

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this teacup?

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

Reasoning about the number of matches needed to build squares that share their sides.

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

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 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?

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 outlines of the people?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mah Ling?

This challenge involves eight three-cube models made from interlocking cubes. Investigate different ways of putting the models together then compare your constructions.

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

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

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the brazier for roasting chestnuts?

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?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Wai Ping, Wu Ming and Chi Wing?

Imagine a 4 by 4 by 4 cube. If you and a friend drill holes in some of the small cubes in the ways described, how many will not have holes drilled through them?

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 silhouette of the junk?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the camel and giraffe?