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?
An odd version of tic tac toe
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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.
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?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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. . . .
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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
A train building game for 2 players.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?
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?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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.
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?
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 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?
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.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
A simulation of target archery practice
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
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....?
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 all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?