Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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 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?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
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.
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
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?
A variant on the game Alquerque
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
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?
A simulation of target archery practice
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
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.
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
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?
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.
Play a dice game of chance
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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 outlines of the chairs?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?
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!
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?