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!
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Match the halves.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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 two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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. . . .
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A train building game for 2 players.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
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?
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....?
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?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
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.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
A simulation of target archery practice
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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 make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?