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?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
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?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
An odd version of tic tac toe
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 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.
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Match the halves.
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?
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?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A variant on the game Alquerque
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?
What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make when the circles are different sizes?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.