A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
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.
An odd version of tic tac toe
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Match the halves.
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?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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. . . .
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
A train building game for 2 players.
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!
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
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.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
How good are you at estimating angles?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
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?
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.
What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
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?