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?
A variant on the game Alquerque
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each 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. . . .
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.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
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 everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A train building game for 2 players.
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
An odd version of tic tac toe
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Match the halves.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?
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 the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make when the circles are different sizes?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
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?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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!
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?