Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?

Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.

Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.

Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

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

If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?

What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

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?

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

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?

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?

How many right angles can you make using two sticks?

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

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....?

Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?

Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!

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

Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?

Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.

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

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?

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?

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.

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?

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

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

These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.

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?

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

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

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

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?

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?

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

How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?