Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
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?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
An odd version of tic tac toe
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?
A variant on the game Alquerque
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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 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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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....?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
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.