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!

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

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

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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?

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?

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?

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 outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

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

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 this plaque design?

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

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.

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

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

In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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

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

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

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

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 outline of this telephone?

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

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

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?

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

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