Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the rocket?

Can you work out what shape is made by folding in this way? Why not create some patterns using this shape but in different sizes?

What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?

Can you cut a regular hexagon into two pieces to make a parallelogram? Try cutting it into three pieces to make a rhombus!

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this sports car?

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

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

How can you make an angle of 60 degrees by folding a sheet of paper twice?

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

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this plaque design?

These are pictures of the sea defences at New Brighton. Can you work out what a basic shape might be in both images of the sea wall and work out a way they might fit together?

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?

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

What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?

A game to make and play based on the number line.

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

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

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 Mai Ling?

This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?

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

If these balls are put on a line with each ball touching the one in front and the one behind, which arrangement makes the shortest line of balls?

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 brazier for roasting chestnuts?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

Use the interactivity to play two of the bells in a pattern. How do you know when it is your turn to ring, and how do you know which bell to ring?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

Use the interactivity to listen to the bells ringing a pattern. Now it's your turn! Play one of the bells yourself. How do you know when it is your turn to ring?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?

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 outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?