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 activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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. . . .
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red
counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the
other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for
explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the
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?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged
L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
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!
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
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?
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?
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
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.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
A train building game for 2 players.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
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 is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number
using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?