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?

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.

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.

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

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

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

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?

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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?

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

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?

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

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

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!

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?

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?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?

We can show that (x + 1)² = x² + 2x + 1 by considering the area of an (x + 1) by (x + 1) square. Show in a similar way that (x + 2)² = x² + 4x + 4

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

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

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....?

Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.

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?

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

A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory

Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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