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 complete these Venn diagrams.
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
An odd version of tic tac toe
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears
can they share so that there are none left over?
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 interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man
must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move
him so that the graph shows a curve?
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?
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.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
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?
Match the halves.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give
each set a name?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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 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.
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
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.
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?