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 game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
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.
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
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?
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. . . .
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this 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?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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.
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.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
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?
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?
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 spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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 entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
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.
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?
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 work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
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 interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
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?