Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
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?
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?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
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. . . .
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?
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.
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.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
An odd version of tic tac toe
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
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?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Use the clues to colour each square.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
A train building game for 2 players.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
A variant on the game Alquerque
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
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?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?