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

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

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?

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

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

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

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?

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. . . .

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?

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?

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?

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!

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?

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.

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?

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.

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

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

Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?

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?

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.

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

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.

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

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....?

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

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

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

What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?

NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.

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

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?

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

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

When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...

Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?

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.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.

A tilted square is a square with no horizontal sides. Can you devise a general instruction for the construction of a square when you are given just one of its sides?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?

Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?