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.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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 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?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
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.
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!
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
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.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
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?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
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?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
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.
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?
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Can you find triangles on a 9-point circle? Can you work out their angles?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
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...
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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?
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in the corner?
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?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
These formulae are often quoted, but rarely proved. In this article, we derive the formulae for the volumes of a square-based pyramid and a cone, using relatively simple mathematical concepts.