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.
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive 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?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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.
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?
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 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
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....?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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?
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 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?
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 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?
What are the coordinates of the coloured dots that mark out the tangram? Try changing the position of the origin. What happens to the coordinates now?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
How good are you at estimating angles?
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?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
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?
The 2012 primary advent calendar features twenty-four of our posters, one for each day in the run-up to Christmas.