A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

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 outlines of the candle and sundial?

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?

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

Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?

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

Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?

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

What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.

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?

Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?

Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.

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 Little Fung at the table?

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

If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?

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 sports car?

Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.

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?

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

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 shape. How would you describe it?

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

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?

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

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

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?

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.

A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.

Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?

Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?