Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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.
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 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. . . .
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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?
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
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!
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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!
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
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?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .
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?
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?
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?
Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?