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Making Shapes

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

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Overlapping Circles

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

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Posting Triangles

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?

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Colour Wheels

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

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Shapely Tiling

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?

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Scissors, Paper, Rock

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

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Right Angle Challenge

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

How many right angles can you make using two sticks?

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Chocolate Bars

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

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More Numbers in the Ring

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?

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Fraction Card Game 1

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Match the halves.

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Fractions and Coins Game

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

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Matching Triangles

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?

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Bubble Trouble

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?

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Number Balance

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?

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Round Peg Board

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A generic circular pegboard resource.

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Horizontal Vertical

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

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Change Around

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.

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Board Block Challenge

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

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Board Block

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

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Noughts and Crosses

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

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Turning Man

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.

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Ratio Pairs 2

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.

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Coordinate Cunning

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

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Odd Tic Tac

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

An odd version of tic tac toe

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100 Percent

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

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Alquerque II

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

A variant on the game Alquerque

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Complete the Square

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!

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Overlaps

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.

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Advent Calendar 2006

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.

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Sorting Shapes

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you give your collection a name?

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Times Tables Shifts

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

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Weighted Numbers

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.

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Overlapping Again

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.

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NRICH Advent Calendar 2005

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.

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Stop the Clock

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

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Stop the Clock for Two

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

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Incey Wincey Spider for Two

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

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World of Tan 10 - Butterflies

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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Seeing Squares

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

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Carroll Diagrams

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?

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Calculator Bingo

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

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Penta Play

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

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Game of PIG - Ones

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Play a dice game of chance

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Counter Roundup

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

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Poly Plug Rectangles

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?

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The Path of the Dice

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

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Building Stars

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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Coordinate Tan

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

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One Big Triangle

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

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A Dotty Problem

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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!