Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
An odd version of tic tac toe
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
A variant on the game Alquerque
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
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.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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!
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Match the halves.
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?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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 interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
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?
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?
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?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
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?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?