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.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
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?
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!
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do 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?
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?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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.
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?
Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
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!
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
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?
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.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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.
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 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?