Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?
What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
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!
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
An odd version of tic tac toe
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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....?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
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?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
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 article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
A variant on the game Alquerque
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Match the halves.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
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?
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.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
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?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.