Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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.
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls
touch. What is the probability of winning?
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 spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
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.
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular
arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no
consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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?
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?
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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. . . .
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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 find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and
find their angles?
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?
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 locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you
search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
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?
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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.
Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to
the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?
How many different triangles can you make which consist of the
centre point and two of the points on the edge? Can you work out
each of their angles?
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?