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

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!

This practical activity challenges you to create symmetrical designs by cutting a square into strips.

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 outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

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 Ming and Little Fung dancing?

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

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 goat and giraffe?

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

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?

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 this plaque design?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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 the rocket?

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?

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

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

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 this shape. How would you describe it?

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 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.

A brief video looking at how you can sometimes use symmetry to distinguish knots. Can you use this idea to investigate the differences between the granny knot and the reef knot?

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?