A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

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 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.

Can you use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?

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?

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

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

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?

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!

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

Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?

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

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?

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

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

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

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. . . .

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

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

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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?

This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?

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

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

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

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

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.

Can you set the logic gates so that the number of bulbs which are on is the same as the number of switches which are on?

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.

Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?

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

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?

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

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

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

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 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.

A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.