A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Match the halves.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
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?
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
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?
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?
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?
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for
explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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?
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in
the run-up to Christmas.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
A train building game for 2 players.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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. . . .
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?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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?
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.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they
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.