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!
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
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?
Match the halves.
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Use the clues to colour each square.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
An odd version of tic tac toe
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man
must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends.
Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to
stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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.
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.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
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?
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?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
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.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
A train building game for 2 players.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?