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?

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

Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?

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

Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.

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

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

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

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

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!

In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?

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

Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?

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

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

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

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

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

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

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?

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.

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

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?

Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.

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

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

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?

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

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. . . .

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?

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?

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

Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

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

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.

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.