Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fish Crackers!

Fish Crackers is a lovely interactive jigsaw. There are a number of levels, to be honest I didn't go through them all before I thought this should go on the blog so find out for yourself. The pieces are allowed to be rotated. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Maths Dice

It's amazing what you can do with a cube. Think Fun takes the possibilities to the limit with the simple maths game Maths Dice
They suggest four different games with four levels of difficulty within each one. Great for mental warm ups at all levels. Comes complete with very clear, child friendly how to instructions that can be shown through the projector.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Another great game from Smart-Kit is Interlocked. Your goal is to unlock a combination of complex cuboids. This needs to done in sequence. The cuboid can be rotated so you can see the required sequence. There are twenty challenges to solve including six that are "hardcore."
Click to play game

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rocket Play

During my regular trawl through I came across another smart game from Smart Kit Puzzles - funny that. Your task is to help the scientist to find an engine for his rocket. Click on image to play.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Out of Balance

This is a great maths game from Smart Kit.
Each level asks that you pick the heaviest object based on the relative weights shown on each seesaw. The levels get progressively harder, adding more seesaws as you advance. At the end, the 6-seesaw puzzles may have even the adults scratching their heads. Great addition to school games collection!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Oh my goodness! This recently released game from Thinkfun is truly going to send me round the bend, grow grey hairs, deepen the wrinkles and keep me awake wondering. Check out the video below. Can't wait to get my hands on the game - quite a different one from Thinkfun.

This game would be excellent to develop childrens' understanding of translation, rotation, reflection.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Not quite a logic, problem solving puzzle but this classic game is a great one to keep the brain focused during the colder months. Follow the pattern for as long as you can.
Click to play

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's been a while but ThinkFun have just made some amendments to their site and two great new games are up and running.
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Zingo and Zingo 1-2-3 are ideal for the three to seven year bracket. The game is a simple shape/word matching game in the style of Bingo. Zingo 1-2-3 is an excellent game for the reinforcement of basic addition facts. A nice feature is the parent's control which changes the difficulty level.
The Rush Hour version is the same as Rush Hour Minimum moves where the goal is to solve the puzzle most efficiently by removing the red car by covering the least distance.
Play the games by clicking on the image above.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Create Your Own!

Mainly aimed at teachers this one, sorry kids. has a large range of puzzles that you can customize. These are ideal ways of presenting activities to children that are engaging. Get the children to create their own and challenge the class!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Logic Problems

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The ability to analyze and organize information, and present it in a logical, mathematical way is, for some children, and adults, an extremely difficult thing to do. These sets of logic problems are an excellent resource to develop this skill. As a teacher it is worth visiting the solving tips link to prepare the children.