What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
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....?
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 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?
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?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
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 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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?
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.
Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?