Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
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?
An odd version of tic tac toe
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Match the halves.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
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
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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 activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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?
Investigate the different sounds you can make by putting the owls and donkeys on the wheel.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
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?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
A train building game for 2 players.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every 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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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.
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
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?
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
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?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
Play a dice game of chance
A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?