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.

An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.

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

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 Granma T?

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

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

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

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

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

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

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

Use the interactivity to play two of the bells in a pattern. How do you know when it is your turn to ring, and how do you know which bell to ring?

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

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 Mai Ling?

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 lobster, yacht and cyclist?

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.

What are the coordinates of the coloured dots that mark out the tangram? Try changing the position of the origin. What happens to the coordinates now?

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.

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.

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 outlines of the chairs?

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

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

An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .

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.

Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?

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

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

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

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

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

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

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

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?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

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