How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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!
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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. . . .
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
A train building game for 2 players.
The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?
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?
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?
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Imagine picking up a bow and some arrows and attempting to hit the target a few times. Can you work out the settings for the sight that give you the best chance of gaining a high score?