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?
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?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
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.
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
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....?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
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 put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
A simulation of target archery practice
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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 Little Ming?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
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 problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
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 generic circular pegboard resource.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
A train building game for 2 players.
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 everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
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.
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?