If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
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?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
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!
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?
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.
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?
Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.
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?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
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.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
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
Match the cards of the same value.
Can you coach your rowing eight to win?
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....?
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
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. . . .
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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 beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
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?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
Use the interactivity to listen to the bells ringing a pattern. Now
it's your turn! Play one of the bells yourself. How do you know
when it is your turn to ring?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?