What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
A variant on the game Alquerque
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
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?
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. . . .
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
An odd version of tic tac toe
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
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?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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!
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 Fung at the table?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
A train building game for 2 players.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with the planks of different lengths?
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?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Can you use the interactive to complete the tangrams in the shape of butterflies?
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
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.