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?

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 this junk?

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

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 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 Granma T?

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

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?

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.

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

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 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 outlines of these people?

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 outline of these rabbits?

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

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?

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

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 outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

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 the watering can and man in a boat?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

Create a pattern on the left-hand grid. How could you extend your pattern on the right-hand grid?

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

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?

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?

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

How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?

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

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