Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a 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?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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.
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....?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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.
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 two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
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.
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. . . .
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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. . . .
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
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.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
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.
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?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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?
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.
How good are you at estimating angles?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
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 train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
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?
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?
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.