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

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

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

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?

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!

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?

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

Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?

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

Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?

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?

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

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?

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.

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....?

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.

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

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?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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 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.

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

These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.

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

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

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

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

A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.

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?

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

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

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the telescope and microscope?

Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?

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