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?
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?
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?
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?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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?
A simulation of target archery practice
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!
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?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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 outline of Mai Ling?
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 outlines of the candle and sundial?
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
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?
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....?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
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?
A train building game for 2 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below 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.
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.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?