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

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

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.

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

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

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 this shape. How would you describe it?

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 outline of the telescope and microscope?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

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 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 outlines of these clocks?

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

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

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?

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

For this task, you'll need an A4 sheet and two A5 transparent sheets. Decide on a way of arranging the A5 sheets on top of the A4 sheet and explore ...

Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?

In this challenge, you will work in a group to investigate circular fences enclosing trees that are planted in square or triangular arrangements.

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?