How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?

Follow these instructions to make a three-piece and/or seven-piece tangram.

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

Using these kite and dart templates, you could try to recreate part of Penrose's famous tessellation or design one yourself.

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.

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

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

This is a simple paper-folding activity that gives an intriguing result which you can then investigate further.

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

Make a cube with three strips of paper. Colour three faces or use the numbers 1 to 6 to make a die.

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?

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?

Make new patterns from simple turning instructions. You can have a go using pencil and paper or with a floor robot.

Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.

Follow these instructions to make a five-pointed snowflake from a square of paper.

It's hard to make a snowflake with six perfect lines of symmetry, but it's fun to try!

Here are some ideas to try in the classroom for using counters to investigate number patterns.

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.

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 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 Fung at the table?

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

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?

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?

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

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

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 Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?

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?

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?

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?

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?

Can you make five differently sized squares from the tangram 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?

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?