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

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?

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 everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

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

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

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

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

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.

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?

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

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?

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

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?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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?

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?

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!

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

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

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. . . .

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?

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

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

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

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?

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.

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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.

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

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

Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?

Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.