Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?

Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

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?

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?

How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

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.

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?

Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.

Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.

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.

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?

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?

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?

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?

Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?

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?

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

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 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. . . .

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?

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?

Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?

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?

NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.