Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
An odd version of tic tac toe
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
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.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
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?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
A variant on the game Alquerque
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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. . . .
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
A train building game for 2 players.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?
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.
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?
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!
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?