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 moves.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
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. . . .
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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.
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?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
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.
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.
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!
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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....?
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 will be?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
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?
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
Play a dice game of chance
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Match the halves.
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 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
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.
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 this telephone?
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 outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?