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

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

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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?

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

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?

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!

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

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

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?

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

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

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

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 work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?

Can you create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.

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!

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

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?

A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?

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.

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.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?

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

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?

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