A generic circular pegboard resource.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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 game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
An odd version of tic tac toe
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
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?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
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.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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.
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
A variant on the game Alquerque
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
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?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
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.
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
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 can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?