An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which
labels would you put on each row and column?
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!
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 find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire
A train building game for 2 players.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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 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.
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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.
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled
triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged
L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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....?
Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players
take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single
pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.
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 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run
against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with
the planks of different lengths?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
These formulae are often quoted, but rarely proved. In this article, we derive the formulae for the volumes of a square-based pyramid and a cone, using relatively simple mathematical concepts.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
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?
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?
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?