Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...

How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.

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

Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?

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?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

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.

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

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

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?

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!

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?

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

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 make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?

Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?

A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

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

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

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

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

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....?

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects its vertical and horizontal movement at each stage.

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

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

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. . . .

Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects its speed at each stage.

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

Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects the distance it travels at each stage.

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

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

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

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.

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

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 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.

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?