Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Play a dice game of chance
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
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 variant on the game Alquerque
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.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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 interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
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!
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Match the halves.
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?
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. . . .
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?