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

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

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

In this activity focusing on capacity, you will need a collection of different jars and bottles.

For this activity which explores capacity, you will need to collect some bottles and jars.

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 outlines of these clocks?

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

What happens to the area of a square if you double the length of the sides? Try the same thing with rectangles, diamonds and other shapes. How do the four smaller ones fit into the larger one?

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

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

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 this goat and giraffe?

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

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?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the telescope and microscope?

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

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 junk?

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 outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

These are pictures of the sea defences at New Brighton. Can you work out what a basic shape might be in both images of the sea wall and work out a way they might fit together?

Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.

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

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

What are the next three numbers in this sequence? Can you explain why are they called pyramid numbers?

Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

What is the largest number of circles we can fit into the frame without them overlapping? How do you know? What will happen if you try the other shapes?

These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

You will need a long strip of paper for this task. Cut it into different lengths. How could you find out how long each piece is?

For this task, you'll need an A4 sheet and two A5 transparent sheets. Decide on a way of arranging the A5 sheets on top of the A4 sheet and explore ...

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?

Here's a simple way to make a Tangram without any measuring or ruling lines.

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

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

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

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?

Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.