Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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 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?
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?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
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.
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 find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
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....?
If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
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?
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?
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!
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?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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.
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?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
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 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?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
Can you use the interactive to complete the tangrams in the shape of butterflies?