Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
A train building game for 2 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
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?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in
the run-up to Christmas.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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 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. . . .
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
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.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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.
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?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences
between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged
L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
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 outline of Little Ming?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no
column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?