Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
How good are you at estimating angles?
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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
A train building game for 2 players.
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. . . .
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!
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .
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?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
A tilted square is a square with no horizontal sides. Can you devise a general instruction for the construction of a square when you are given just one of its sides?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
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?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...
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?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?