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

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?

You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?

This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.

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?

A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

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

Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?

Can you create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.

An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.

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

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.

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!

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?

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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

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?

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

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

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?

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.

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 to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory

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?

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?

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

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

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