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?
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.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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?
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?
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?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
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?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
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!
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
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?
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A variant on the game Alquerque
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal 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 in them?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
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!
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number
using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
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?
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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?