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.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
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?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
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.
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.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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 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. . . .
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
A simulation of target archery practice
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
A train building game for 2 players.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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!
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?
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 lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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 Granma T?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
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 shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?