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

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

Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every 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?

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

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

Take 5 cubes of one colour and 2 of another colour. How many different ways can you join them if the 5 must touch the table and the 2 must not touch the table?

These pictures show squares split into halves. Can you find other ways?

Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?

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

Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?

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

In this challenge, you will work in a group to investigate circular fences enclosing trees that are planted in square or triangular arrangements.

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

Can you put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.

This problem focuses on Dienes' Logiblocs. What is the same and what is different about these pairs of shapes? Can you describe the shapes in the picture?

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 telephone?

This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?

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

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 Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

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 child walking home from school?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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 plaque design?

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 Little Ming playing the board game?

Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?

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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

Explore the triangles that can be made with seven sticks of the same length.

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new rhythm at the same time?

A group of children are discussing the height of a tall tree. How would you go about finding out its height?

We went to the cinema and decided to buy some bags of popcorn so we asked about the prices. Investigate how much popcorn each bag holds so find out which we might have bought.

Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.