Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?

Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?

Have you ever tried tessellating capital letters? Have a look at these examples and then try some for yourself.

Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?

We can cut a small triangle off the corner of a square and then fit the two pieces together. Can you work out how these shapes are made from the two pieces?

Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?

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 these rabbits?

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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 candle and sundial?

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

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

Can you work out what shape is made by folding in this way? Why not create some patterns using this shape but in different sizes?

It's hard to make a snowflake with six perfect lines of symmetry, but it's fun to try!

Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.

Follow these instructions to make a five-pointed snowflake from a square of paper.

Have you noticed that triangles are used in manmade structures? Perhaps there is a good reason for this? 'Test a Triangle' and see how rigid triangles are.

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

Follow these instructions to make a three-piece and/or seven-piece tangram.

Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?

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

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

Kaia is sure that her father has worn a particular tie twice a week in at least five of the last ten weeks, but her father disagrees. Who do you think is right?

Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?

Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.

Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?

Can you see which tile is the odd one out in this design? Using the basic tile, can you make a repeating pattern to decorate our wall?

Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.

Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?

Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.

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

Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?

This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.

What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?

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?

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 outline of Little Fung at the table?

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 Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?

In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?

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