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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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?

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?

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?

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.

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

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

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 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. . . .

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?

Euler discussed whether or not it was possible to stroll around Koenigsberg crossing each of its seven bridges exactly once. Experiment with different numbers of islands and bridges.

Two circles of equal radius touch at P. One circle is fixed whilst the other moves, rolling without slipping, all the way round. How many times does the moving coin revolve before returning to P?

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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 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.

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

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.

A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.

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.

Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

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....?

Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?

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

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?

A simple spinner that is equally likely to land on Red or Black. Useful if tossing a coin, dropping it, and rummaging about on the floor have lost their appeal. Needs a modern browser; if IE then at. . . .

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

Use this animation to experiment with lotteries. Choose how many balls to match, how many are in the carousel, and how many draws to make at once.

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?

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?