Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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 aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.
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?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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?
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 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.
Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?
We can show that (x + 1)² = x² + 2x + 1 by considering the area of an (x + 1) by (x + 1) square. Show in a similar way that (x + 2)² = x² + 4x + 4
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
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?
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?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
The 2012 primary advent calendar features twenty-four of our posters, one for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.