Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be
drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and
find their angles?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
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?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
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?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
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....?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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 interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
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 trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
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!
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no
consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in
the run-up to Christmas.
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?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?