A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
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.
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
An odd version of tic tac toe
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
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?
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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.
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.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
How good are you at estimating angles?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Match the halves.
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.
A variant on the game Alquerque
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
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?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?