Place the numbers 1 to 6 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.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a yellow rod using white and red 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 happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
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 trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
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?
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 from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous 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?
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.
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?
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
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.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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 triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
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. . . .
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
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?
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?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.