This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?
What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the
angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same
arc? Can you prove it?
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you
search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
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?
Meg and Mo need to hang their marbles so that they balance. Use the
interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
A train building game for 2 players.
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. . . .
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Meg and Mo still need to hang their marbles so that they balance,
but this time the constraints are different. Use the interactivity
to experiment and find out what they need to do.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Mo has left, but Meg is still experimenting. Use the interactivity
to help you find out how she can alter her pouch of marbles and
still keep the two pouches balanced.
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
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 find a relationship between the number of dots on the
circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in
the run-up to Christmas.
Imagine picking up a bow and some arrows and attempting to hit the
target a few times. Can you work out the settings for the sight
that give you the best chance of gaining a high score?
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
How many different triangles can you make which consist of the
centre point and two of the points on the edge? Can you work out
each of their angles?
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?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for
explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the