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?
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?
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?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
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?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
A train building game for 2 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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!
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 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. . . .
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Can you create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
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?
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
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!
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?