Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with the planks of different lengths?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?

Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?

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 outline of this junk?

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.

Can you create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.

An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.

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

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.

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

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

Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?

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

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

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?

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 Granma T?

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to 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 the chairs?

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

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.

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!

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

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 this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.

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

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

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

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

What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make when the circles are different sizes?

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 the rocket?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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.

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