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

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?

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?

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!

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

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

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?

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

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

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?

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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....?

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

Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?

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

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.

Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.

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

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

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.

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

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!

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?

These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.

Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?

Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?

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