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?

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!

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

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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

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?

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?

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

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

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. . . .

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?

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?

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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. . . .

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

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 locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.

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

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