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.

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

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How 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.

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?

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.

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

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

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 interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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

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

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?

Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

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?

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

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.

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

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?

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?

Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

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

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?

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

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?

NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each 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.