Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.

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?

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.

Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?

Do you know how to find the area of a triangle? You can count the squares. What happens if we turn the triangle on end? Press the button and see. Try counting the number of units in the triangle now. . . .

This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.

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

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. . . .

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

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?

Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...

A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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

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.

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

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?

Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?

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 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

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. . . .

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?

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.

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

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.

Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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

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?

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?

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.

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. . . .