Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?

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

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

There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?

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

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!

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 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?

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

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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

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

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?

Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

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?

These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.

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

Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?

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

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

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?

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

Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.

What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

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

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

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

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

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

Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with the planks of different lengths?

Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!

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

Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.

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

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

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?

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

Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?

How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?