A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?

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?

Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?

How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?

Jack has nine tiles. He put them together to make a square so that two tiles of the same colour were not beside each other. Can you find another way to do it?

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?

Arrange 3 red, 3 blue and 3 yellow counters into a three-by-three square grid, so that there is only one of each colour in every row and every column

Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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?

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

In a bowl there are 4 Chocolates, 3 Jellies and 5 Mints. Find a way to share the sweets between the three children so they each get the kind they like. Is there more than one way to do it?

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

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?

There are to be 6 homes built on a new development site. They could be semi-detached, detached or terraced houses. How many different combinations of these can you find?

This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.

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?

How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?

Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.

Place eight queens on an chessboard (an 8 by 8 grid) so that none can capture any of the others.

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?

Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?

Use the clues to find out who's who in the family, to fill in the family tree and to find out which of the family members are mathematicians and which are not.

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

Put 10 counters in a row. Find a way to arrange the counters into five pairs, evenly spaced in a row, in just 5 moves, using the rules.

Start with three pairs of socks. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair is the same as another mismatched pair. Is there more than one way to do it?

What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?

These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the clues to work out which name goes with each face.

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?

Place eight dots on this diagram, so that there are only two dots on each straight line and only two dots on each circle.

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

Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?

An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.

Can you put plus signs in so this is true? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 99 How many ways can you do it?

George and Jim want to buy a chocolate bar. George needs 2p more and Jim need 50p more to buy it. How much is the chocolate bar?

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?