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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
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?
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
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for
explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
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.
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.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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
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.
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
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?
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you
search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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.
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!
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
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.
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?
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide
on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Show how this pentagonal tile can be used to tile the plane and
describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images
in the tiling.
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?
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular
arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in
Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set
off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one
of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...
Euler discussed whether or not it was possible to stroll around Koenigsberg crossing each of its seven bridges exactly once. Experiment with different numbers of islands and bridges.
A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .
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.
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can
this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover
an eight by eight chessboard?