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?

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

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

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?

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....?

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .

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

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?

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

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?

A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.

These formulae are often quoted, but rarely proved. In this article, we derive the formulae for the volumes of a square-based pyramid and a cone, using relatively simple mathematical concepts.

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?

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

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

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

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

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?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

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

How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?

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

Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?