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?

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.

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

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

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

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?

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.

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.

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

Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?

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?

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?

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

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.

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

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

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

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

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

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

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

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 activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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 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.

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.

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.