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?

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

Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.

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.

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

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

Two circles of equal radius touch at P. One circle is fixed whilst the other moves, rolling without slipping, all the way round. How many times does the moving coin revolve before returning to P?

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

This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?

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

What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.

Can you use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?

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?

Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?

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

A tilted square is a square with no horizontal sides. Can you devise a general instruction for the construction of a square when you are given just one of its sides?

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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?

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

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?

Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?

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

This problem is about investigating whether it is possible to start at one vertex of a platonic solid and visit every other vertex once only returning to the vertex you started at.

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

A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

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

A red square and a blue square overlap so that the corner of the red square rests on the centre of the blue square. Show that, whatever the orientation of the red square, it covers a quarter of the. . . .

Euler discussed whether or not it was possible to stroll around Koenigsberg crossing each of its seven bridges exactly once. Experiment with different numbers of islands and bridges.

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.

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

We can show that (x + 1)² = x² + 2x + 1 by considering the area of an (x + 1) by (x + 1) square. Show in a similar way that (x + 2)² = x² + 4x + 4

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. . . .

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 two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.

Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?

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

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

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.

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

The 2012 primary advent calendar features twenty-four of our posters, one for each day in the run-up to Christmas.