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.
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.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for
explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged
L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
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?
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?
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?
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
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?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be
drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
A train building game for 2 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
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!
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
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 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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
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.
Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run
against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with
the planks of different lengths?
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?