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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?

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?

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?

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?

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. . . .

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

Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?

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

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

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

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....?

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?

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

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

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

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!

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?

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

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

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.

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

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?

If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?

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

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

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

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?