Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring
tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with
the measuring tool shown.
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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 interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
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.
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....?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you create a story that would describe the movement of the man
shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.
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 move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move
him so that the graph shows a curve?
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?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Can you put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
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?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no
consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears
can they share so that there are none left over?
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?
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right
angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
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?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the
same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make
when the circles are different sizes?
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 spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
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.
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be
removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to
remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.