A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
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.
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.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for
explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
An odd version of tic tac toe
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man
must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
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.
Match the halves.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's,
using rods that are identical?
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?
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!
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
A train building game for 2 players.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
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.
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. . . .
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
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.
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in
the run-up to Christmas.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?