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?

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

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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?

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?

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?

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 watering can and man in a boat?

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 these convex shapes?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

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

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 outline of Little Ming?

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

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

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

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

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

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 these clocks?

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 Fung at the table?

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

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 outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

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

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 the telescope and microscope?

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

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 workmen?

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.

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

Here are some ideas to try in the classroom for using counters to investigate number patterns.

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