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

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

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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?

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 these clocks?

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

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this sports car?

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?

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

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

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

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

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

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 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 the workmen?

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

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

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 outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?

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 outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

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 these convex shapes?

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

Have a look at what happens when you pull a reef knot and a granny knot tight. Which do you think is best for securing things together? Why?

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?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?

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

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?

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

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

Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many are needed?

Where can you put the mirror across the square so that you can still "see" the whole square? How many different positions are possible?

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

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?

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

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

These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?