Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white 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?
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 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?
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 clues to colour each square.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
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?
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?
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?
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?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
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?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?
A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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?
Investigate the different sounds you can make by putting the owls and donkeys on the wheel.
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.
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 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.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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.
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.
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 the chairs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
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?