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?

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?

A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

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?

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. Then we build around that red cube with blue cubes and so on. How many cubes of each colour have we used?

An activity centred around observations of dots and how we visualise number arrangement patterns.

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?

An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

What is the least number of moves you can take to rearrange the bears so that no bear is next to a bear of the same colour?

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!

In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?

Here you see the front and back views of a dodecahedron. Each vertex has been numbered so that the numbers around each pentagonal face add up to 65. Can you find all the missing numbers?

In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.

Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

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?

These are pictures of the sea defences at New Brighton. Can you work out what a basic shape might be in both images of the sea wall and work out a way they might fit together?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these rabbits?

How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?

This article for teachers describes a project which explores thepower of storytelling to convey concepts and ideas to children.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?

In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

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 this shape. How would you describe it?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?

Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?

Mathematics is the study of patterns. Studying pattern is an opportunity to observe, hypothesise, experiment, discover and create.

Which of these dice are right-handed and which are left-handed?