Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
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.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
An odd version of tic tac toe
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....?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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?
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?
How good are you at estimating angles?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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?
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Use the clues to colour each square.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
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.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a yellow rod using white and red rods?
The 2012 primary advent calendar features twenty-four of our posters, one for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
Can you match the halves in this interactive game?