An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

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?

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.

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

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

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

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

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

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

Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?

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

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 make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?

Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.

This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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?

Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

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....?

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

Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?

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

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?

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

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

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

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!

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

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

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

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?

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

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