How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?

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?

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

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?

There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?

Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?

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?

Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?

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?

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

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 happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?

How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

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 put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?

How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?

Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

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

Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that Terry wins when the middle ball is red?

Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?

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

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

Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?

In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?

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?

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

Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?

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