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

Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?

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

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

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

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

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

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?

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

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

Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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?

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!

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

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 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?

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!

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

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

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

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.

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. . . .

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.