An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
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 spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
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
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears
can they share so that there are none left over?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences
between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
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?
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
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?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A variant on the game Alquerque
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
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 outline of this shape. How would you describe it?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
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?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?