A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

A game to make and play based on the number line.

A challenge that requires you to apply your knowledge of the properties of numbers. Can you fill all the squares on the board?

You have 27 small cubes, 3 each of nine colours. Use the small cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of every colour.

Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

I start with a red, a green and a blue marble. I can trade any of my marbles for two others, one of each colour. Can I end up with five more blue marbles than red after a number of such trades?

Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

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

I start with a red, a blue, a green and a yellow marble. I can trade any of my marbles for three others, one of each colour. Can I end up with exactly two marbles of each colour?

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?

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?

These are pictures of the sea defences at New Brighton. Can you work out what a basic shape might be in both images of the sea wall and work out a way they might fit together?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this goat and giraffe?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the telescope and microscope?

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

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 candle and sundial?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this plaque design?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these rabbits?

Here is a chance to create some Celtic knots and explore the mathematics behind them.

How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?

Galileo, a famous inventor who lived about 400 years ago, came up with an idea similar to this for making a time measuring instrument. Can you turn your pendulum into an accurate minute timer?

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?

In this article for teachers, Bernard uses some problems to suggest that once a numerical pattern has been spotted from a practical starting point, going back to the practical can help explain. . . .

Have you noticed that triangles are used in manmade structures? Perhaps there is a good reason for this? 'Test a Triangle' and see how rigid triangles are.

This package contains hands-on code breaking activities based on the Enigma Schools Project. Suitable for Stages 2, 3 and 4.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

It might seem impossible but it is possible. How can you cut a playing card to make a hole big enough to walk through?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?

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

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

Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

Starting with four different triangles, imagine you have an unlimited number of each type. How many different tetrahedra can you make? Convince us you have found them all.

You could use just coloured pencils and paper to create this design, but it will be more eye-catching if you can get hold of hammer, nails and string.

How many differently shaped rectangles can you build using these equilateral and isosceles triangles? Can you make a square?

Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.

Here's a simple way to make a Tangram without any measuring or ruling lines.

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

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

Make some celtic knot patterns using tiling techniques

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?