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?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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 find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the rocket?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
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?
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....?
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 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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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 brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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?
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.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.