Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Use the clues to colour each square.
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?
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?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
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?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
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?
Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
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....?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Investigate the different sounds you can make by putting the owls and donkeys on the wheel.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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.
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A variant on the game Alquerque
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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!
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
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?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves