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.
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.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A train building game for 2 players.
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 generic circular pegboard resource.
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each 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?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
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?
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?
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?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
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. . . .
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A simulation of target archery practice
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?
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 create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
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?
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
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 times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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?
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!
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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 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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.