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

Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?

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

Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?

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

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?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?

Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

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.

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?

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

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.

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....?

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

How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?

If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?

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

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

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

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

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!

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?

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

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

Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this 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?

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

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

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?

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?

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?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.

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