Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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 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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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.
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
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?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
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.
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?
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.
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....?
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
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 to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
A train building game for 2 players.
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.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
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?
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?
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?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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?
Can you coach your rowing eight to win?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
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?
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.