How many different shaped boxes can you design for 36 sweets in one
layer? Can you arrange the sweets so that no sweets of the same
colour are next to each other in any direction?
Investigate the different shaped bracelets you could make from 18 different spherical beads. How do they compare if you use 24 beads?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
"Ip dip sky blue! Who's 'it'? It's you!" Where would you position yourself so that you are 'it' if there are two players? Three players ...?
In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10
are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the
largest possible number of houses in the square?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
Can you work out the arrangement of the digits in the square so
that the given products are correct? The numbers 1 - 9 may be used
once and once only.
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify
When Charlie asked his grandmother how old she is, he didn't get a
straightforward reply! Can you work out how old she is?
What happens if you join every second point on this circle? How
about every third point? Try with different steps and see if you
can predict what will happen.
Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!
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?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
The planet of Vuvv has seven moons. Can you work out how long it is
between each super-eclipse?
Can you order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and
multiply them together. How many different products can you find?
How do you know you've got them all?
Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking
if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new
rhythm at the same time?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
For this challenge, you'll need to play Got It! Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?
Complete the magic square using the numbers 1 to 25 once each. Each
row, column and diagonal adds up to 65.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Choose any 3 digits and make a 6 digit number by repeating the 3
digits in the same order (e.g. 594594). Explain why whatever digits
you choose the number will always be divisible by 7, 11 and 13.
A student in a maths class was trying to get some information from
her teacher. She was given some clues and then the teacher ended by
saying, "Well, how old are they?"
The discs for this game are kept in a flat square box with a square
hole for each disc. Use the information to find out how many discs
of each colour there are in the box.
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
Nine squares with side lengths 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 18 cm can be fitted together to form a rectangle. What are the dimensions of the rectangle?
A three digit number abc is always divisible by 7 when 2a+3b+c is divisible by 7. Why?
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.
A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
Rectangles are considered different if they vary in size or have different locations. How many different rectangles can be drawn on a chessboard?
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?
What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when
divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around
a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these
Find some examples of pairs of numbers such that their sum is a
factor of their product. eg. 4 + 12 = 16 and 4 × 12 = 48 and
16 is a factor of 48.
48 is called an abundant number because it is less than the sum of its factors (without itself). Can you find some more abundant numbers?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.