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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

If you'd like to know more about Primary Maths Masterclasses, this is the package to read! Find out about current groups in your region or how to set up your own.

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

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

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

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

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.

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

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.

Make new patterns from simple turning instructions. You can have a go using pencil and paper or with a floor robot.

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

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 this shape. How would you describe it?

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 Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

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

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 these rabbits?

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 this plaque design?

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?

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 Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?

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?

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

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

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

What is the largest number of circles we can fit into the frame without them overlapping? How do you know? What will happen if you try the other shapes?

A group of children are discussing the height of a tall tree. How would you go about finding out its height?

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?

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