Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
Can you coach your rowing eight to win?
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
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Could games evolve by natural selection? Take part in this web experiment to find out!
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
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?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
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.
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?
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 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.
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!
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
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.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
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?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
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.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
A circle rolls around the outside edge of a square so that its circumference always touches the edge of the square. Can you describe the locus of the centre of the circle?
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 the child walking home from school?
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?
Two circles of equal radius touch at P. One circle is fixed whilst the other moves, rolling without slipping, all the way round. How many times does the moving coin revolve before returning to P?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?