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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
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?
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?
Match the halves.
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 hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An odd version of tic tac toe
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 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.
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!
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
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 variant on the game Alquerque
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
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.
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.
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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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.
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?
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?
A simulation of target archery practice
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Use the clues to colour each square.
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.
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?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?