Investigate the different sounds you can make by putting the owls and donkeys on the wheel.

Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?

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

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

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

Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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 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. . . .

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.

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

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.

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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

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?

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

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

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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!

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?

The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?

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

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?

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

Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?

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

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?

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

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

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.