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 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?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A variant on the game Alquerque
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.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
A train building game for 2 players.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
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.
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!