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.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Two circles of equal radius touch at P. One circle is fixed whilst the other moves, rolling without slipping, all the way round. How many times does the moving coin revolve before returning to P?
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?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
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?
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?
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?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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....?
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?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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.
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?
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
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?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
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. . . .
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!
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
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.
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?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
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.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?