Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give
each set a name?
An odd version of tic tac toe
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears
can they share so that there are none left over?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
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?
Match the halves.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which
labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
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?
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!
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?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man
must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends.
Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to
stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?