Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping 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 triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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. . . .

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

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!

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

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

Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?

Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!

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

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

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

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

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.

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?

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