Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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.
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 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.
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.
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.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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....?
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?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
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 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?
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
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
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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?
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
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
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. . . .
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.