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.
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?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Use the clues to colour each square.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
This challenge involves calculating the number of candles needed on birthday cakes. It is an opportunity to explore numbers and discover new things.
This task encourages you to investigate the number of edging pieces and panes in different sized windows.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
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?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
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?
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?
Place the numbers 1 to 8 in the circles so that no consecutive numbers are joined by a line.
In this problem it is not the squares that jump, you do the jumping! The idea is to go round the track in as few jumps as possible.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
In how many ways could Mrs Beeswax put ten coins into her three puddings so that each pudding ended up with at least two coins?
If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.
Investigate the different ways you could split up these rooms so that you have double the number.
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?
My briefcase has a three-number combination lock, but I have forgotten the combination. I remember that there's a 3, a 5 and an 8. How many possible combinations are there to try?
There are seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.
Place eight queens on an chessboard (an 8 by 8 grid) so that none can capture any of the others.
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?
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.
This multiplication uses each of the digits 0 - 9 once and once only. Using the information given, can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?
This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?
The Vikings communicated in writing by making simple scratches on wood or stones called runes. Can you work out how their code works using the table of the alphabet?
Systematically explore the range of symmetric designs that can be created by shading parts of the motif below. Use normal square lattice paper to record your results.
Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?
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.
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?
Can you put plus signs in so this is true? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 99 How many ways can you do it?