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?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.
Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
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?
Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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.
Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
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 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.
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?
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
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!
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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. . . .
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
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 information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you give your collection a name?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?