How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your
calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add,
subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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....?
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this 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?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
An odd version of tic tac toe
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?
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!
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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 complete these Venn diagrams.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
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.
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
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?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
What are the coordinates of the coloured dots that mark out the
tangram? Try changing the position of the origin. What happens to
the coordinates now?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
A variant on the game Alquerque
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?
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?
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
Use the clues to colour each square.