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

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

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?

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

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.

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?

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

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

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

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

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

A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .

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?

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

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

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 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.

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....?

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?

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

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?

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

Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?

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.

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?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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?

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?

These formulae are often quoted, but rarely proved. In this article, we derive the formulae for the volumes of a square-based pyramid and a cone, using relatively simple mathematical concepts.

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?

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 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.

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

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.

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.

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

Use the interactivity to play two of the bells in a pattern. How do you know when it is your turn to ring, and how do you know which bell to ring?

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

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

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

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

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?

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

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

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