Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
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.
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.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
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 see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Match the halves.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for
explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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.
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!
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
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 people?
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 telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be
drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
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?
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?
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
A variant on the game Alquerque
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.
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
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
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
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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.
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears
can they share so that there are none left over?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Use the sightings of the lion to guess the location of its lair.
A train building game for 2 players.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.