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 see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
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.
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?
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?
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?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of
plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in
each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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!
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Use the interactivity to play two of the bells in a pattern. How do
you know when it is your turn to ring, and how do you know which
bell to ring?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
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?
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?
The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases
overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of
his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for
explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
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?
Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the
yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
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?
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?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Use the interactivity to listen to the bells ringing a pattern. Now
it's your turn! Play one of the bells yourself. How do you know
when it is your turn to ring?
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide
on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
Imagine picking up a bow and some arrows and attempting to hit the
target a few times. Can you work out the settings for the sight
that give you the best chance of gaining a high score?
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you
search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
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!
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Can you use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?