The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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 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?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
An odd version of tic tac toe
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
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?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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!
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
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?
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?
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?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man
must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there
is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How
about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears
can they share so that there are none left over?
Match the halves.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in
the run-up to Christmas.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give
each set a name?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no
consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?