What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

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?

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?

Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?

Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a yellow rod using white and red rods?

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

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?

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?

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....?

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?

How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

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 put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?

Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?

Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?

Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

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?

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 activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

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.

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

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 two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that Terry wins when the middle ball is red?

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?

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?