Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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?
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.
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!
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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. . . .
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A train building game for 2 players.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
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 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Can you create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make when the circles are different sizes?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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!
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?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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.
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
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?