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

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

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

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 candle and sundial?

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

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

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

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

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

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 the rocket?

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

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

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

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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?

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

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

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

The challenge for you is to make a string of six (or more!) graded cubes.

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?

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

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

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 these clocks?

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 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 Granma T?

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

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?

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

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

This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!

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

Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.

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

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?

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

Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

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

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

Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?

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?