Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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!
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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. . . .
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
A train building game for 2 players.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
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.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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 everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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 Little Fung at the table?
Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?
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?
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 work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
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 outlines of these people?
A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.