This challenge invites you to create your own picture using just straight lines. Can you identify shapes with the same number of sides and decorate them in the same way?

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

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

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?

Sara and Will were sorting some pictures of shapes on cards. "I'll collect the circles," said Sara. "I'll take the red ones," answered Will. Can you see any cards they would both want?

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

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

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

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?

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.

Have you ever noticed the patterns in car wheel trims? These questions will make you look at car wheels in a different way!

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

Can you cut a regular hexagon into two pieces to make a parallelogram? Try cutting it into three pieces to make a rhombus!

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

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 make five differently sized squares from the tangram pieces?

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

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

Kimie and Sebastian were making sticks from interlocking cubes and lining them up. Can they make their lines the same length? Can they make any other lines?

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

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.

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?

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

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

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

Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?

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

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

If you'd like to know more about Primary Maths Masterclasses, this is the package to read! Find out about current groups in your region or how to set up your own.

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

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?

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 this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

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

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

This problem focuses on Dienes' Logiblocs. What is the same and what is different about these pairs of shapes? Can you describe the shapes in the picture?

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?

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

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

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

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 junk?

Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.

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?