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

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

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?

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

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

This practical investigation invites you to make tessellating shapes in a similar way to the artist Escher.

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

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

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

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

How many differently shaped rectangles can you build using these equilateral and isosceles triangles? Can you make a square?

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

The triangle ABC is equilateral. The arc AB has centre C, the arc BC has centre A and the arc CA has centre B. Explain how and why this shape can roll along between two parallel tracks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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

Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?

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?

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?

Take 5 cubes of one colour and 2 of another colour. How many different ways can you join them if the 5 must touch the table and the 2 must not touch the table?

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

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

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 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 outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

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

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

These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

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

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?

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

An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

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?

The challenge for you is to make a string of six (or more!) graded cubes.

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?

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

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 ...

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

Here is a chance to create some Celtic knots and explore the mathematics behind them.