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?

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

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?

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.

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

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?

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

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?

Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?

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?

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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....?

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

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

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?

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

Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.

A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.

Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

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

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

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

Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.

Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.

Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?

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!

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

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?

What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make when the circles are different sizes?