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?

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....?

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?

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.

Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?

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?

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?

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

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

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

Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

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

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

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 to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.

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!

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

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

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?

Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.

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?

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

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

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. . . .

A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.

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?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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.

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

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

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?