Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
An odd version of tic tac toe
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
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?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
A variant on the game Alquerque
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
A train building game for 2 players.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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....?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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.