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?
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
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?
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?
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls touch. What is the probability of winning?
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?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
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?
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 beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
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.
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?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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...
Can you coach your rowing eight to win?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?
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!
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.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
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?
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
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?
What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?
Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
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?
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
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.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
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?
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.