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.

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.

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

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

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. . . .

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?

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

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.

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!

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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 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?

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

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

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

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

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!

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.

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?

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

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.

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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?