An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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?

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

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

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

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. . . .

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?

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.

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.

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?

Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?

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

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

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

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.

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

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

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

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?

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?

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?

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.

Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

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

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.

Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.

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 make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.

Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

Can you use the interactive to complete the tangrams in the shape of butterflies?

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

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

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

Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?