Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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. . . .
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
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 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.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
How good are you at estimating angles?
Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?
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?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
A train building game for 2 players.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
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 game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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!
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
These formulae are often quoted, but rarely proved. In this article, we derive the formulae for the volumes of a square-based pyramid and a cone, using relatively simple mathematical concepts.