Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you
search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
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?
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.
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.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
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?
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Can you coach your rowing eight to win?
Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of
plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in
each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which
labels would you put on each row and column?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but
what if they were tilted?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide
on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
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?
Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the
yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?
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?
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?
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!
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
This problem is about investigating whether it is possible to start at one vertex of a platonic solid and visit every other vertex once only returning to the vertex you started at.
A red square and a blue square overlap so that the corner of the red square rests on the centre of the blue square. Show that, whatever the orientation of the red square, it covers a quarter of the. . . .
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.
Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design.
Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two
different types of triangle?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right
hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
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 beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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