Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
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.
Use the clues to colour each square.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
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?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
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 find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
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 find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
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?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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?
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?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
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?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the rocket?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?