Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no
column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
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?
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can
this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover
an eight by eight chessboard?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral
triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them
Use the clues to colour each square.
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be
placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals
have an even number of red counters?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many
different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be
removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to
remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in
the run-up to Christmas.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no
consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two
ladybirds in every column and every row.
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds.
What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and
find their angles?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that
Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
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. . . .
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?