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?

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

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

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. . . .

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?

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

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

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.

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

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?

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!

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

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

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

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

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?

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

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?

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?

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.

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?

Can you create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.

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

Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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.

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!

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

A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

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

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

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?

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.

How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.

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

A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .

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.

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 these clocks?