Can you put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.

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

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

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

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

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 shape. How would you describe it?

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 chairs?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We can cut a small triangle off the corner of a square and then fit the two pieces together. Can you work out how these shapes are made from the two pieces?

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Can you deduce the pattern that has been used to lay out these bottle tops?

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?

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

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

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?

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 these people?

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

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

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 junk?

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

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 these rabbits?

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?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?

Have you ever tried tessellating capital letters? Have a look at these examples and then try some for yourself.

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?

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

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?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this sports car?

Where can you put the mirror across the square so that you can still "see" the whole square? How many different positions are possible?

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?