Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons
How good are you at estimating angles?
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 moves.
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?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
A tool for generating random integers.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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. . . .
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. 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.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.
This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you give your collection a name?
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 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
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.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Match the halves.
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?
Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with the planks of different lengths?
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
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?
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?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
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 these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?