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

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

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

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?

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

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 chairs?

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 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 the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

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 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 these clocks?

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?

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

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

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 ...

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

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

Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

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 goat and giraffe?

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

How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?

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 telephone?

This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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

Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?

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

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

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

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

These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?

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

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

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

Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many are needed?

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

What happens to the area of a square if you double the length of the sides? Try the same thing with rectangles, diamonds and other shapes. How do the four smaller ones fit into the larger one?

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