Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
How many triangles can you make on the 3 by 3 pegboard?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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?
Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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?
How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?
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?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
The ancient Egyptians were said to make right-angled triangles using a rope with twelve equal sections divided by knots. What other triangles could you make if you had a rope like this?
In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Have a go at this game which has been inspired by the Big Internet Math-Off 2019. Can you gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent?
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.
Vincent and Tara are making triangles with the class construction set. They have a pile of strips of different lengths. How many different triangles can they make?
Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?
You cannot choose a selection of ice cream flavours that includes totally what someone has already chosen. Have a go and find all the different ways in which seven children can have ice cream.
Nina must cook some pasta for 15 minutes but she only has a 7-minute sand-timer and an 11-minute sand-timer. How can she use these timers to measure exactly 15 minutes?
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
A merchant brings four bars of gold to a jeweller. How can the jeweller use the scales just twice to identify the lighter, fake bar?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Take 5 cubes of one colour and 2 of another colour. How many different ways can you join them if the 5 must touch the table and the 2 must not touch the table?
Let's say you can only use two different lengths - 2 units and 4 units. Using just these 2 lengths as the edges how many different cuboids can you make?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the clues to work out which name goes with each face.
Start with three pairs of socks. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair is the same as another mismatched pair. Is there more than one way to do it?
El Crico the cricket has to cross a square patio to get home. He can jump the length of one tile, two tiles and three tiles. Can you find a path that would get El Crico home in three jumps?
This problem focuses on Dienes' Logiblocs. What is the same and what is different about these pairs of shapes? Can you describe the shapes in the picture?
How many different ways can you find of fitting five hexagons together? How will you know you have found all the ways?
In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?
How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?
Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
This article for teachers suggests activities based on pegboards, from pattern generation to finding all possible triangles, for example.
What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?
The brown frog and green frog want to swap places without getting wet. They can hop onto a lily pad next to them, or hop over each other. How could they do it?
These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.