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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?

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?

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?

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?

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

Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?

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?

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

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

Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.

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

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?

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?

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

Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

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

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.

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?

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....?