A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring
tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with
the measuring tool shown.
Can you put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move
him so that the graph shows a curve?
Can you create a story that would describe the movement of the man
shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right
angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it
does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Match the halves.
If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?
Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run
against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with
the planks of different lengths?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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....?
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?
Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that
Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds.
What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right
hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Play a dice game of chance
A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the
same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make
when the circles are different sizes?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?