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?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
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.
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in
the run-up to Christmas.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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 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.
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!
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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?
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 train building game for 2 players.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
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!
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
A simulation of target archery practice
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 outline of Granma T?
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.
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds.
What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to
the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?
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?
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.
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right
angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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 make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the
yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?