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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?

Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?

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?

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

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

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?

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?

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?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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?

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

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.

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.

Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?

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?