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?
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.
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?
How good are you at estimating angles?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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 be the first to complete a row of three?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
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?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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?
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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 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 see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
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?
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?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?
You can move the 4 pieces of the jigsaw and fit them into both outlines. Explain what has happened to the missing one unit of area.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Meg and Mo need to hang their marbles so that they balance. Use the interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.
Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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. . . .
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
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.