What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make when the circles are different sizes?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?
Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?
What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the rocket?
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?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?
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 find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same arc? Can you prove it?
Can you use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you use the interactive to complete the tangrams in the shape of butterflies?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
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 this shape. How would you describe it?
Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you find triangles on a 9-point circle? Can you work out their angles?
A circle rolls around the outside edge of a square so that its circumference always touches the edge of the square. Can you describe the locus of the centre of the circle?