Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up?
Liam's house has a staircase with 12 steps. He can go down the steps one at a time or two at time. In how many different ways can Liam go down the 12 steps?
How many winning lines can you make in a three-dimensional version of noughts and crosses?
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
Watch these videos to see how Phoebe, Alice and Luke chose to draw 7 squares. How would they draw 100?
Choose any three by three square of dates on a calendar page...
Can all unit fractions be written as the sum of two unit fractions?
Draw some quadrilaterals on a 9-point circle and work out the angles. Is there a theorem?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Can you describe this route to infinity? Where will the arrows take you next?
Many numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers. For example, 15=7+8 and 10=1+2+3+4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed in this way?
Imagine a large cube made from small red cubes being dropped into a pot of yellow paint. How many of the small cubes will have yellow paint on their faces?
Charlie has made a Magic V. Can you use his example to make some more? And how about Magic Ls, Ns and Ws?
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?
This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?
Polygons drawn on square dotty paper have dots on their perimeter (p) and often internal (i) ones as well. Find a relationship between p, i and the area of the polygons.