This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you give your collection a name?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
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?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
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?
What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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?
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
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?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
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 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.
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?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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....?
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?
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
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. . . .
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?