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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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 Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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. . . .
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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.
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.
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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?
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!
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
A train building game for 2 players.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
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!
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
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 Granma T?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Show how this pentagonal tile can be used to tile the plane and describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images in the tiling.
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?