Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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?
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?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each 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.
A train building game for 2 players.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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 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.
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 find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
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?
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
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 generic circular pegboard resource.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
A simulation of target archery practice
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
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....?
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?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
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.
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
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 see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
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!
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?