Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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?
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
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.
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. . . .
A variant on the game Alquerque
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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?
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 make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.
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?
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....?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
Match the halves.
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?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?