An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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

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 version of the classic Countdown Game.

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

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?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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

Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

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?

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?

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.

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

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.

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!

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

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

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.

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.

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.

Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

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?

Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?

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....?

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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.

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?

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?

Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2?

Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?

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

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?

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 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?

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?

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

Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?

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?