Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a 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?
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
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 work out how to make each side of this balance equally balanced? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a yellow rod using white and red rods?
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?
Can you match the halves in this interactive game?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
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 help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
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.
The 2012 primary advent calendar features twenty-four of our posters, one for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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.
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?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?
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?
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.