A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Can you use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?
How good are you at estimating angles?
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
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?
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?
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you set the logic gates so that the number of bulbs which are on is the same as the number of switches which are on?
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?
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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 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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
A train building game for 2 players.
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.
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?
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?
Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
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?
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?