Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
A variant on the game Alquerque
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.
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 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
An odd version of tic tac toe
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?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
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?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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?
A train building game for 2 players.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Match the halves.
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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. . . .
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
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?
Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?
What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make when the circles are different sizes?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?