This problem focuses on Dienes' Logiblocs. What is the same and what is different about these pairs of shapes? Can you describe the shapes in the picture?

How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?

How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?

Find all the different shapes that can be made by joining five equilateral triangles edge to edge.

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so working in a systematic way will ensure none are left out.

What is the smallest number of jumps needed before the white rabbits and the grey rabbits can continue along their path?

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so working in a systematic way will ensure none are left out.

Can you create jigsaw pieces which are based on a square shape, with at least one peg and one hole?

Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this line?

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.

Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?

Make a pair of cubes that can be moved to show all the days of the month from the 1st to the 31st.

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.

Six friends sat around a circular table. Can you work out from the information who sat where and what their profession were?

Lorenzie was packing his bag for a school trip. He packed four shirts and three pairs of pants. "I will be able to have a different outfit each day", he said. How many days will Lorenzie be away?

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?

Use the clues to work out which cities Mohamed, Sheng, Tanya and Bharat live in.

The ancient Egyptians were said to make right-angled triangles using a rope with twelve equal sections divided by knots. What other triangles could you make if you had a rope like this?

Chandra, Jane, Terry and Harry ordered their lunches from the sandwich shop. Use the information below to find out who ordered each sandwich.

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.

My briefcase has a three-number combination lock, but I have forgotten the combination. I remember that there's a 3, a 5 and an 8. How many possible combinations are there to try?

How many trapeziums, of various sizes, are hidden in this picture?

The Zargoes use almost the same alphabet as English. What does this birthday message say?

The Vikings communicated in writing by making simple scratches on wood or stones called runes. Can you work out how their code works using the table of the alphabet?

Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.

Nina must cook some pasta for 15 minutes but she only has a 7-minute sand-timer and an 11-minute sand-timer. How can she use these timers to measure exactly 15 minutes?

A merchant brings four bars of gold to a jeweller. How can the jeweller use the scales just twice to identify the lighter, fake bar?

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.

How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?

My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?

Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

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

Number problems for lower primary that will get you thinking.

These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the clues to work out which name goes with each face.

Start with three pairs of socks. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair is the same as another mismatched pair. Is there more than one way to do it?

El Crico the cricket has to cross a square patio to get home. He can jump the length of one tile, two tiles and three tiles. Can you find a path that would get El Crico home in three jumps?

Sitting around a table are three girls and three boys. Use the clues to work out were each person is sitting.

In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?

Seven friends went to a fun fair with lots of scary rides. They decided to pair up for rides until each friend had ridden once with each of the others. What was the total number rides?

If these elves wear a different outfit every day for as many days as possible, how many days can their fun last?

Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

How many different shapes can you make by putting four right- angled isosceles triangles together?

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?

This article for teachers suggests activities based on pegboards, from pattern generation to finding all possible triangles, for example.

Vincent and Tara are making triangles with the class construction set. They have a pile of strips of different lengths. How many different triangles can they make?

Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?

How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

Take three differently coloured blocks - maybe red, yellow and blue. Make a tower using one of each colour. How many different towers can you make?