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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
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?
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 does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing
it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your
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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears
can they share so that there are none left over?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
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....?
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?
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.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which
labels would you put on each row and column?
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!
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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.
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give
each set a name?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
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?
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
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no
column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
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?
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?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be
drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man
must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled
triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
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?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and
find their angles?
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two
ladybirds in every column and every row.
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?