Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
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 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.
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?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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 generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
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!
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
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?
Match the halves.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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?
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?
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?
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.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
A train building game for 2 players.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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. . . .
Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
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.
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the telescope and microscope?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these rabbits?
A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.