You will need a long strip of paper for this task. Cut it into different lengths. How could you find out how long each piece is?

Using a loop of string stretched around three of your fingers, what different triangles can you make? Draw them and sort them into groups.

Can you see which tile is the odd one out in this design? Using the basic tile, can you make a repeating pattern to decorate our wall?

Explore the triangles that can be made with seven sticks of the same length.

Try continuing these patterns made from triangles. Can you create your own repeating pattern?

We have a box of cubes, triangular prisms, cones, cuboids, cylinders and tetrahedrons. Which of the buildings would fall down if we tried to make them?

Can you make a rectangle with just 2 dominoes? What about 3, 4, 5, 6, 7...?

Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?

A group of children are discussing the height of a tall tree. How would you go about finding out its height?

In this activity focusing on capacity, you will need a collection of different jars and bottles.

Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?

For this activity which explores capacity, you will need to collect some bottles and jars.

Have you noticed that triangles are used in manmade structures? Perhaps there is a good reason for this? 'Test a Triangle' and see how rigid triangles are.

Make a chair and table out of interlocking cubes, making sure that the chair fits under the table!

This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.

Watch this "Notes on a Triangle" film. Can you recreate parts of the film using cut-out triangles?

Can you recreate this Indian screen pattern? Can you make up similar patterns of your own?

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Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Here's a simple way to make a Tangram without any measuring or ruling lines.

NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.

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

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?

Kaia is sure that her father has worn a particular tie twice a week in at least five of the last ten weeks, but her father disagrees. Who do you think is right?

Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.

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

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 the child walking home from school?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?

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

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

Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?

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

Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.

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?

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

How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?

Make new patterns from simple turning instructions. You can have a go using pencil and paper or with a floor robot.

This practical activity challenges you to create symmetrical designs by cutting a square into strips.

In this challenge, you will work in a group to investigate circular fences enclosing trees that are planted in square or triangular arrangements.

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?