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?

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?

NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each 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.

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

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?

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.

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?

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

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

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

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?

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....?

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

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

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?

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 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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

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

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!

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?

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

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?

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?

Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

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