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

### Cutting Corners

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

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

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### Square Tangram

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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?

### Map Folding

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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?

### Escher Tessellations

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This practical investigation invites you to make tessellating shapes in a similar way to the artist Escher.

### Little Boxes

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How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?

### Making Maths: Happy Families

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

### World of Tan 19 - Working Men

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

### Folding, Cutting and Punching

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

### World of Tan 18 - Soup

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

### Putting Two and Two Together

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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?

### Triangular Faces

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

### World of Tan 5 - Rocket

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

### Midpoint Triangle

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

### Regular Rings 1

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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?

### World of Tan 21 - Almost There Now

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

### World of Tan 2 - Little Ming

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

### World of Tan 20 - Fractions

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

### Construct-o-straws

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

### Fractional Triangles

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

### Making Maths: Rolypoly

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

### World of Tan 14 - Celebrations

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

### Sticks and Triangles

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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?

### World of Tan 7 - Gat Marn

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

### World of Tan 11 - the Past, Present and Future

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

### World of Tan 9 - Animals

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this goat and giraffe?

### Making Maths: Snowflakes

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

### Making Maths: Five-point Snowflake

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

### World of Tan 16 - Time Flies

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

### World of Tan 22 - an Appealing Stroll

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

### World of Tan 15 - Millennia

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

### Two by One

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An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

### Making Tangrams

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

### Seven Flipped

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

### World of Tan 3 - Mai Ling

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

### Pyramid Numbers

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

### Sports Equipment

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If these balls are put on a line with each ball touching the one in front and the one behind, which arrangement makes the shortest line of balls?

### World of Tan 1 - Granma T

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

### Two Squared

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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?

### Four Layers

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Can you create more models that follow these rules?

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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.

### Two on Five

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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?

### World of Tan 6 - Junk

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

### World of Tan 4 - Monday Morning

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?

### Turning Granny

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A brief video looking at how you can sometimes use symmetry to distinguish knots. Can you use this idea to investigate the differences between the granny knot and the reef knot?

### Jomista Mat

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Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?

### Cover the Tray

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

### Reef and Granny

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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?