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.
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?
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?
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?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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!
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
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?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
A simulation of target archery practice
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
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?
A train building game for 2 players.
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!
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
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.
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.
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.
Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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....?