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

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!

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.

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?

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

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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?

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. . . .

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

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?

What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?

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

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?

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?

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

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

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

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

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

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

Imagine picking up a bow and some arrows and attempting to hit the target a few times. Can you work out the settings for the sight that give you the best chance of gaining a high score?

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

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?

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

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

Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?

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 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?

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

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

What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same arc? Can you prove it?

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

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