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?
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?
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
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?
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?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
An odd version of tic tac toe
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
A variant on the game Alquerque
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.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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.
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?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
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!
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?
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A train building game for 2 players.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
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?
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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....?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.