Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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....?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these
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?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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?
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?
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?
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?
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can
this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover
an eight by eight chessboard?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
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?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
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?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no
consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many
different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
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?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
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!
An odd version of tic tac toe
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and
find their angles?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?