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.

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?

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

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.

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?

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

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

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. . . .

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

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.

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?

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?

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

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

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

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

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?

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

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.

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

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.

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?

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

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

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

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

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?

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?

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

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. . . .