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?
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.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you
know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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 find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and
find their angles?
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?
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?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled
triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting
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?
Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be
placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals
have an even number of red counters?
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!
We can show that (x + 1)² = x² + 2x + 1 by considering
the area of an (x + 1) by (x + 1) square. Show in a similar way
that (x + 2)² = x² + 4x + 4
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there
is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How
about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no
consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
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