Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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 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. . . .
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.
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
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!
An odd version of tic tac toe
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
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?
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?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
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?
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
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?
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.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
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?
A variant on the game Alquerque
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?
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 interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
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?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?