This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
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!
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A variant on the game Alquerque
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. . . .
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?
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 Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
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?
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?
An odd version of tic tac toe
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?