Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?

How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!

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 outline of Mai Ling?

What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.

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 junk?

What are the coordinates of the coloured dots that mark out the tangram? Try changing the position of the origin. What happens to the coordinates now?

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

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

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

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.

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?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

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?

Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.

Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?

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

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with the planks of different lengths?

Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

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

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

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

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

Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!

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

Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?

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

A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.

Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?

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?

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 the child walking home from school?