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?

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.

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

Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?

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 sports car?

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

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

Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?

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 these clocks?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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 outline of these rabbits?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?

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 playing the board game?

Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

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

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 outlines of the workmen?

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 Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

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.

The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?

Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

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

How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!