Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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 everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
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?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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 make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
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 make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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?
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....?
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?
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?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
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!
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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. . . .
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
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 the watering can and man in a boat?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?