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.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?
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.
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
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?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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!
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?
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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 generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
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?
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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?
If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?