A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
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.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which
labels would you put on each row and column?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for
explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?
Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
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?
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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no
consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
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 the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right
hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of
Use the clues to colour each square.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
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 game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no
column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour
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.