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

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

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

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

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

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

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

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

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.

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

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

Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?

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

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

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

Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?

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?

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?

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

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

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?

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 Little Ming playing the board game?

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 these clocks?

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?

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

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 outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

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 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 Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

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

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

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

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

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

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

What are the next three numbers in this sequence? Can you explain why are they called pyramid numbers?

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.