Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?
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?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
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!
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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?
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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.
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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!
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?
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?
A train building game for 2 players.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
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?
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. . . .
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 outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?