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

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?

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 outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

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 outlines of the chairs?

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

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 Little Ming?

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 this plaque design?

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

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 this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

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

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?

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

What is the largest number of circles we can fit into the frame without them overlapping? How do you know? What will happen if you try the other shapes?

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

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

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

What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?

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?

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

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?

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

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?

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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 outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?

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

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

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

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

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?

Can you make five differently sized squares from the tangram pieces?

Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

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