Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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....?
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?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
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?
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?
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 smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
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 all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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?
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!
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 make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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?
A train building game for 2 players.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?