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 candle and sundial?

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 this junk?

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

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

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?

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

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 convex shapes?

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 workmen?

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 telephone?

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

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 the rocket?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this goat and giraffe?

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 chairs?

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 sports car?

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

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

What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

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

Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

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

How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!

A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

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

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

Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

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

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?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

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

If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?

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