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!

Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.

Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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?

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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?

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

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

Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?

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!

Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?

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

There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?

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

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?

Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.

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

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

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?

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

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?

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?

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

Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.

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?

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

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

Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

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.

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

Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with the planks of different lengths?