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

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!

If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?

Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?

The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?

Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?

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

Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

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?

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?

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?

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

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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. . . .

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

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

This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.

Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?

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

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?

Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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?

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

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?

Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?

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

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

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....?