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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do 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?

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?

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?

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

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....?

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

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?

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?

Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one of the engines, sets off flying along the railway 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!

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

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?

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

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

How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?

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?

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

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

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

Can you create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?

Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?

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

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

Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.

A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.

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

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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