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
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
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?
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
A simple spinner that is equally likely to land on Red or Black. Useful if tossing a coin, dropping it, and rummaging about on the floor have lost their appeal. Needs a modern browser; if IE then at. . . .
A tool for generating random integers.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
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.
Use this animation to experiment with lotteries. Choose how many
balls to match, how many are in the carousel, and how many draws to
make at once.
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.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be
drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
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.
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!
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
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?
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?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
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 outline of Mai Ling?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?