Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
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?
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.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
A variant on the game Alquerque
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
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?
In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?
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!
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
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?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
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 triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?