Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
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?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
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 find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
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.
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?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
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 simulation of target archery practice
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?
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?
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 interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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!
What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
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....?
Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
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!
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
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 this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?