Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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....?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which
labels would you put on each row and column?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
An odd version of tic tac toe
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears
can they share so that there are none left over?
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?
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers
less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the
alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be
removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to
remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?
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!
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled
triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
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?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no
consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man
must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and
find their angles?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give
each set a name?
Match the halves.