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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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!

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

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

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?

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

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?

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?

Meg and Mo need to hang their marbles so that they balance. Use the interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.

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?

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.

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?

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

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

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. . . .

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?

Meg and Mo still need to hang their marbles so that they balance, but this time the constraints are different. Use the interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.

Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.

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

Mo has left, but Meg is still experimenting. Use the interactivity to help you find out how she can alter her pouch of marbles and still keep the two pouches balanced.

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

Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...

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.

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

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

A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory

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?

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 spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.