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.
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?
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?
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Use the clues to colour each square.
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
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.
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?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?
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?
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Place the numbers 1 to 8 in the circles so that no consecutive numbers are joined by a line.
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a yellow rod using white and red rods?
Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?
Can you shunt the trucks so that the Cattle truck and the Sheep truck change places and the Engine is back on the main line?
What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Swap the stars with the moons, using only knights' moves (as on a chess board). What is the smallest number of moves possible?
10 space travellers are waiting to board their spaceships. There are two rows of seats in the waiting room. Using the rules, where are they all sitting? Can you find all the possible ways?
How will you go about finding all the jigsaw pieces that have one peg and one hole?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?
Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.
When you throw two regular, six-faced dice you have more chance of getting one particular result than any other. What result would that be? Why is this?
This task encourages you to investigate the number of edging pieces and panes in different sized windows.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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?
Can you work out how many cubes were used to make this open box? What size of open box could you make if you had 112 cubes?
This activity focuses on rounding to the nearest 10.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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....?
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?
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?
Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers? Many opportunities to work in different ways.
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
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?
There are 4 jugs which hold 9 litres, 7 litres, 4 litres and 2 litres. Find a way to pour 9 litres of drink from one jug to another until you are left with exactly 3 litres in three of the jugs.
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.
How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.