Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?

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

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

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?

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

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!

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

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?

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

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

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

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

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.

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

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

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

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?

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?

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!

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

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?

Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

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!

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

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

These formulae are often quoted, but rarely proved. In this article, we derive the formulae for the volumes of a square-based pyramid and a cone, using relatively simple mathematical concepts.

A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .

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 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?

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

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.

Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?

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

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

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

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

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

Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?

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?

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

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.