This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?
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?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
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?
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....?
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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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 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.
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?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
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!
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
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.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each 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?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
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?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
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?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
A tool for generating random integers.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?