A generic circular pegboard resource.
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 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.
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.
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?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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?
A train building game for 2 players.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A variant on the game Alquerque
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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.
Match the halves.
An odd version of tic tac toe
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?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
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?
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?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
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 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
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
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!
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 put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Play a dice game of chance
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?