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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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!

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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?

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?

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.

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

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

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. . . .

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?

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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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?

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

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

Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

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?

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

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

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!

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

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

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

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