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 interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
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. . . .
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.
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.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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
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?
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 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 train building game for 2 players.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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!
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
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 this telephone?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the rocket?