Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?
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?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man
must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
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?
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
Match the halves.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A train building game for 2 players.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the
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 find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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 activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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?
The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give
each set a name?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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!
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can
you make images which show the turnings described?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged
L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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?
A simulation of target archery practice
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.