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?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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 generic circular pegboard resource.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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?
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. . . .
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
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 everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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....?
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?
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?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
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 outline of Mai Ling?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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 outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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!
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
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?
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?