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?

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

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

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

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!

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

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

Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?

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?

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 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 outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

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

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 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 Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

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?

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

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

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

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 telephone?

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 outlines of the candle and sundial?

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

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

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

Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

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

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?

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

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

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

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

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

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

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?

Watch the video to see how to fold a square of paper to create a flower. What fraction of the piece of paper is the small triangle?

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

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?