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?

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!

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

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?

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?

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

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?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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 everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

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?

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

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.

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

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

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

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

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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?

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

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