Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

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

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

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?

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?

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 work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

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

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

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

How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?

Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

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?

How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?

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 remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?

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

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?

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....?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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 interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?

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

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

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?

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!

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 these clocks?

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

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

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. . . .

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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 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.

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.