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.

Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

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?

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?

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.

El Crico the cricket has to cross a square patio to get home. He can jump the length of one tile, two tiles and three tiles. Can you find a path that would get El Crico home in three jumps?

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

This cube has ink on each face which leaves marks on paper as it is rolled. Can you work out what is on each face and the route it has taken?

Take three differently coloured blocks - maybe red, yellow and blue. Make a tower using one of each colour. How many different towers can you make?

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?

In this problem it is not the squares that jump, you do the jumping! The idea is to go round the track in as few jumps as possible.

The Red Express Train usually has five red carriages. How many ways can you find to add two blue carriages?

On a digital 24 hour clock, at certain times, all the digits are consecutive. How many times like this are there between midnight and 7 a.m.?

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

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.

My cousin was 24 years old on Friday April 5th in 1974. On what day of the week was she born?

My briefcase has a three-number combination lock, but I have forgotten the combination. I remember that there's a 3, a 5 and an 8. How many possible combinations are there to try?

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

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.

Lorenzie was packing his bag for a school trip. He packed four shirts and three pairs of pants. "I will be able to have a different outfit each day", he said. How many days will Lorenzie be away?

My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?

On a digital clock showing 24 hour time, over a whole day, how many times does a 5 appear? Is it the same number for a 12 hour clock over a whole day?

Place the numbers 1 to 8 in the circles so that no consecutive numbers are joined by a line.

Imagine that the puzzle pieces of a jigsaw are roughly a rectangular shape and all the same size. How many different puzzle pieces could there be?

Stuart's watch loses two minutes every hour. Adam's watch gains one minute every hour. Use the information to work out what time (the real time) they arrived at the airport.

In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

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

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

In how many ways could Mrs Beeswax put ten coins into her three puddings so that each pudding ended up with at least two coins?

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.

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?

I was in my car when I noticed a line of four cars on the lane next to me with number plates starting and ending with J, K, L and M. What order were they in?

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?

Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?

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?

This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

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

Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.

Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

In the planet system of Octa the planets are arranged in the shape of an octahedron. How many different routes could be taken to get from Planet A to Planet Zargon?

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?

Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?

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

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?

Find out about Magic Squares in this article written for students. Why are they magic?!

This magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!