An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
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?
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.
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!
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.
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
A train building game for 2 players.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
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?
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 generic circular pegboard resource.
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
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!
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.