A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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.
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
A train building game for 2 players.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
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!
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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?
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?
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
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 the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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.
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?
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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.
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 everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
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?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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?
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in the corner?