Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
Can you coach your rowing eight to win?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Could games evolve by natural selection? Take part in this web experiment to find out!
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
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 interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
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?
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?
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.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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 activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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 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.
What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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!
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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 hit?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?