Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
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 outline of this junk?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
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. . . .
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.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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 Little Ming?
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences
between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
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?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right
angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged
L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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 game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
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.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the rocket?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
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 this shape. How would you describe it?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in
the run-up to Christmas.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?