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?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged
L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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!
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 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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?
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
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 train building game for 2 players.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for
explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the
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. . . .
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in
the run-up to Christmas.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?
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.
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
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 outline of Little Ming playing the board game?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man
must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the
yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
A simulation of target archery practice