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?

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?

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

Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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

Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.

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.

Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

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?

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

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

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

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

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 outline of this telephone?

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

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

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

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.