Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
An odd version of tic tac toe
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
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?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Match the halves.
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?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
A variant on the game Alquerque
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
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.
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. . . .
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
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 brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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.
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
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.
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?
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?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
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.
Use the clues to colour each square.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
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.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?