Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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?
A train building game for 2 players.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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 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.
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.
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 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?
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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....?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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?
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 find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
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?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A simulation of target archery practice
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?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
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!
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 work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
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.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
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.