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

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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....?

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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!

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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 Granma T?

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?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

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

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

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.

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.