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

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!

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

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?

Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?

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

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

Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?

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

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?

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

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

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

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

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

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 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.

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

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

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

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

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 create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?

How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!

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

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....?

Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?

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

Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?

What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make when the circles are different sizes?

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?