Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
Can you coach your rowing eight to win?
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?
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
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?
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
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!
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.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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. . . .
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?
Could games evolve by natural selection? Take part in this web experiment to find out!
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
A train building game for 2 players.
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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. . . .
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.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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 activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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?
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?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.