Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
in how many ways can you place the numbers 1, 2, 3 … 9 in the
nine regions of the Olympic Emblem (5 overlapping circles) so that
the amount in each ring is the same?
Find all the ways of placing the numbers 1 to 9 on a W shape, with
3 numbers on each leg, so that each set of 3 numbers has the same
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
Meg and Mo still need to hang their marbles so that they balance,
but this time the constraints are different. Use the interactivity
to experiment and find out what they need to do.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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?
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?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
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
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair
game by adding odd and even numbers?
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.
Mo has left, but Meg is still experimenting. Use the interactivity
to help you find out how she can alter her pouch of marbles and
still keep the two pouches balanced.
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.
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.
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
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?
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you
search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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...
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.
Can you find all the 4-ball shuffles?
Show how this pentagonal tile can be used to tile the plane and
describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images
in the tiling.
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?
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?
Charlie likes tablecloths that use as many colours as possible, but insists that his tablecloths have some symmetry. Can you work out how many colours he needs for different tablecloth designs?
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.
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.
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.
You have 27 small cubes, 3 each of nine colours. Use the small cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of every colour.
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?
Have you seen this way of doing multiplication ?
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide
on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls
touch. What is the probability of winning?
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular
arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key