Watch the video to see how to fold a square of paper to create a flower. What fraction of the piece of paper is the small triangle?

Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?

Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.

Make a cube with three strips of paper. Colour three faces or use the numbers 1 to 6 to make a die.

Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

Using these kite and dart templates, you could try to recreate part of Penrose's famous tessellation or design one yourself.

Follow these instructions to make a three-piece and/or seven-piece tangram.

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

Have you noticed that triangles are used in manmade structures? Perhaps there is a good reason for this? 'Test a Triangle' and see how rigid triangles are.

How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

This is a simple paper-folding activity that gives an intriguing result which you can then investigate further.

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

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

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?

Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.

Kaia is sure that her father has worn a particular tie twice a week in at least five of the last ten weeks, but her father disagrees. Who do you think is right?

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

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 the candle and sundial?

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?

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 chairs?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.

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

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

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?

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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

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

Can you recreate this Indian screen pattern? Can you make up similar patterns of your own?

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 outlines of these clocks?

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

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