A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?
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.
Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects the distance it travels at each stage.
Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...
Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects its vertical and horizontal movement at each stage.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
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?
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?
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?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse motion sensor.
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects its speed at each stage.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
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?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
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?
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 Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Can you use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
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?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
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 brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?