Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
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!
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 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 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.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
An odd version of tic tac toe
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.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
A train building game for 2 players.
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
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?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A variant on the game Alquerque
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?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in
the run-up to Christmas.
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the
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.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire