The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right
hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
A simple spinner that is equally likely to land on Red or Black. Useful if tossing a coin, dropping it, and rummaging about on the floor have lost their appeal. Needs a modern browser; if IE then at. . . .
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
A tool for generating random integers.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Use this animation to experiment with lotteries. Choose how many
balls to match, how many are in the carousel, and how many draws to
make at once.
Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red
counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the
other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you
give your collection a name?
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
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?
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
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?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears
can they share so that there are none left over?
Match the halves.
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....?
Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design.
Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two
different types of triangle?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Play a dice game of chance
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?