Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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.
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
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.
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?
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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. . . .
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
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?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?
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?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?