Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in the corner?
Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?
Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls touch. What is the probability of winning?
Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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.
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?
Meg and Mo need to hang their marbles so that they balance. Use the interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
A tilted square is a square with no horizontal sides. Can you devise a general instruction for the construction of a square when you are given just one of its sides?
What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same arc? Can you prove it?
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 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.
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
We can show that (x + 1)² = x² + 2x + 1 by considering the area of an (x + 1) by (x + 1) square. Show in a similar way that (x + 2)² = x² + 4x + 4
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Euler discussed whether or not it was possible to stroll around Koenigsberg crossing each of its seven bridges exactly once. Experiment with different numbers of islands and bridges.
Meg and Mo still need to hang their marbles so that they balance, but this time the constraints are different. Use the interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.
Show how this pentagonal tile can be used to tile the plane and describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images in the tiling.
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.
Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...
Imagine picking up a bow and some arrows and attempting to hit the target a few times. Can you work out the settings for the sight that give you the best chance of gaining a high score?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Mo has left, but Meg is still experimenting. Use the interactivity to help you find out how she can alter her pouch of marbles and still keep the two pouches balanced.
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
Can you find triangles on a 9-point circle? Can you work out their angles?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
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.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.