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!

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

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. . . .

What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

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

Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?

A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.

Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!

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

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?

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

Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?

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?

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

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?

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

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

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?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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?

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

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?

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

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.

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

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?

Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?

Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?

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

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

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?

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