A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?

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

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 the child walking home from school?

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?

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 these rabbits?

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

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

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

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

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 outlines of the candle and sundial?

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

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

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?

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?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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!

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

Two circles of equal radius touch at P. One circle is fixed whilst the other moves, rolling without slipping, all the way round. How many times does the moving coin revolve before returning to P?

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?

Can you create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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