Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
An odd version of tic tac toe
A variant on the game Alquerque
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
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?
There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?
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....?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
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?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Match the halves.
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A train building game for 2 players.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?