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.

How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

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.

What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.

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?

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.

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

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?

This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?

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 use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?

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 tilted square is a square with no horizontal sides. Can you devise a general instruction for the construction of a square when you are given just one of its sides?

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.

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.

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 about investigating whether it is possible to start at one vertex of a platonic solid and visit every other vertex once only returning to the vertex you started at.

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

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?

A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

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. . . .

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.

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?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

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?

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?

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

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?

The 2012 primary advent calendar features twenty-four of our posters, one for each day in the run-up to Christmas.

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

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?

A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?