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

Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?

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?

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

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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?

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

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!

The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?

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

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

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

We can show that (x + 1)² = x² + 2x + 1 by considering the area of an (x + 1) by (x + 1) square. Show in a similar way that (x + 2)² = x² + 4x + 4

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

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

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?

Do you know how to find the area of a triangle? You can count the squares. What happens if we turn the triangle on end? Press the button and see. Try counting the number of units in the triangle now. . . .

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?

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?

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?

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?

Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?

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?

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

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?

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

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

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?

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

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

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.

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

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

Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?

A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?

Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?

Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.

Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?

Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?

Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.

Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?