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.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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 game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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. . . .
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.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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.
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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. . . .
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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.
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?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
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?
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?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
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?
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?
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.
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?