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.

Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?

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?

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

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

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

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?

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

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

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?

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

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!

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

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

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

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?

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.

These formulae are often quoted, but rarely proved. In this article, we derive the formulae for the volumes of a square-based pyramid and a cone, using relatively simple mathematical concepts.

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

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

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

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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. . . .

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.

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.

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

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

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

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

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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?

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.

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.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

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

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.

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. . . .

Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.

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