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.
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?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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?
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?
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?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
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 out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
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?
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 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
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....?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous 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?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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.
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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. . . .
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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!
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
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.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!