Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?

This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.

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?

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

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.

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

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!

A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .

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?

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.

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication 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?

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

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.

If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?

Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?

Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

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.

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?

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?

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?

This rectangle is cut into five pieces which fit exactly into a triangular outline and also into a square outline where the triangle, the rectangle and the square have equal areas.

Identical discs are flipped in the air. You win if all of the faces show the same colour. Can you calculate the probability of winning with n discs?

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?

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight 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?

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?

Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide on the best training regime for your rowing crew.

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...

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?

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....?

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?

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

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 locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.

Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.

Can you set the logic gates so that the number of bulbs which are on is the same as the number of switches which are on?

Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.

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.

How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?

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?