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.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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.
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?
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?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Meg and Mo still need to hang their marbles so that they balance,
but this time the constraints are different. Use the interactivity
to experiment and find out what they need to do.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for
explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Meg and Mo need to hang their marbles so that they balance. Use the
interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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
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?
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.
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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!
Mo has left, but Meg is still experimenting. Use the interactivity
to help you find out how she can alter her pouch of marbles and
still keep the two pouches balanced.
Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
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?
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?
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
How many different triangles can you make which consist of the
centre point and two of the points on the edge? Can you work out
each of their angles?
What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the
angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same
arc? Can you prove it?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular
arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you
search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
This rectangle is cut into five pieces which fit exactly into a triangular outline and also into a square outline where the triangle, the rectangle and the square have equal areas.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping 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.
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?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?