Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?

These pictures show squares split into halves. Can you find other ways?

This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?

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

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

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.

Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?

Watch the video to see how to fold a square of paper to create a flower. What fraction of the piece of paper is the small triangle?

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

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 these people?

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

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

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 this telephone?

Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?

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?

These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

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

Take 5 cubes of one colour and 2 of another colour. How many different ways can you join them if the 5 must touch the table and the 2 must not touch the table?

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these rabbits?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this goat and giraffe?

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?

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

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 outline of this junk?

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

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 the candle and sundial?

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

Let's say you can only use two different lengths - 2 units and 4 units. Using just these 2 lengths as the edges how many different cuboids can you make?

How many models can you find which obey these rules?

The Man is much smaller than us. Can you use the picture of him next to a mug to estimate his height and how much tea he drinks?

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

Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?

You have a set of the digits from 0 – 9. Can you arrange these in the 5 boxes to make two-digit numbers as close to the targets as possible?

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?

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

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

Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

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?