Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?
What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.
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. . . .
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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.
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?
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 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?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
An odd version of tic tac toe
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
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?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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?
The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?
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?
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
A variant on the game Alquerque
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
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 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 chairs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?