Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
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!
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 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.
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.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
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?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?
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?
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?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.
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?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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 hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
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.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
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?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.