Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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 find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
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?
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?
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?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
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?
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?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
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?
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....?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
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?
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 work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
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 create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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!
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
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?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
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 outlines of these clocks?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?