A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal 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?
The Zargoes use almost the same alphabet as English. What does this birthday message say?
My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?
What is the smallest number of jumps needed before the white rabbits and the grey rabbits can continue along their path?
Seven friends went to a fun fair with lots of scary rides. They decided to pair up for rides until each friend had ridden once with each of the others. What was the total number rides?
Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
Can you fill in the empty boxes in the grid with the right shape and colour?
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
Sitting around a table are three girls and three boys. Use the clues to work out were each person is sitting.
Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?
These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.
When newspaper pages get separated at home we have to try to sort them out and get things in the correct order. How many ways can we arrange these pages so that the numbering may be different?
Six friends sat around a circular table. Can you work out from the information who sat where and what their profession were?
Lorenzie was packing his bag for a school trip. He packed four shirts and three pairs of pants. "I will be able to have a different outfit each day", he said. How many days will Lorenzie be away?
These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so working in a systematic way will ensure none are left out.
These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.
Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this line?
How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Can you create jigsaw pieces which are based on a square shape, with at least one peg and one hole?
Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?
Use the clues to work out which cities Mohamed, Sheng, Tanya and Bharat live in.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
If we had 16 light bars which digital numbers could we make? How will you know you've found them all?
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?
El Crico the cricket has to cross a square patio to get home. He can jump the length of one tile, two tiles and three tiles. Can you find a path that would get El Crico home in three jumps?
Start with three pairs of socks. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair is the same as another mismatched pair. Is there more than one way to do it?
These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the clues to work out which name goes with each face.
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
My briefcase has a three-number combination lock, but I have forgotten the combination. I remember that there's a 3, a 5 and an 8. How many possible combinations are there to try?
Make a pair of cubes that can be moved to show all the days of the month from the 1st to the 31st.
Chandra, Jane, Terry and Harry ordered their lunches from the sandwich shop. Use the information below to find out who ordered each sandwich.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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 Vikings communicated in writing by making simple scratches on wood or stones called runes. Can you work out how their code works using the table of the alphabet?
Use the clues to find out who's who in the family, to fill in the family tree and to find out which of the family members are mathematicians and which are not.
In this maze of hexagons, you start in the centre at 0. The next hexagon must be a multiple of 2 and the next a multiple of 5. What are the possible paths you could take?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
This challenge, written for the Young Mathematicians' Award, invites you to explore 'centred squares'.
Can you arrange the digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 3 to make a Number Sandwich?
Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
A merchant brings four bars of gold to a jeweller. How can the jeweller use the scales just twice to identify the lighter, fake bar?
George and Jim want to buy a chocolate bar. George needs 2p more and Jim need 50p more to buy it. How much is the chocolate bar?
Nina must cook some pasta for 15 minutes but she only has a 7-minute sand-timer and an 11-minute sand-timer. How can she use these timers to measure exactly 15 minutes?