In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
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!
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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. . . .
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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 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 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 for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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 generic circular pegboard resource.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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!
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?
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.
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.