Use the clues to colour each square.
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?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
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?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
A train building game for 2 players.
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.
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 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
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 work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
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?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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?
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?
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?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
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
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?
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?
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!
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
A variant on the game Alquerque
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
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 the chairs?