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Instant Insanity

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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.

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Olympic Magic

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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?

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Sliding Puzzle

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

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Square It

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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.

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Tilting Triangles

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A right-angled isosceles triangle is rotated about the centre point of a square. What can you say about the area of the part of the square covered by the triangle as it rotates?

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Square it for Two

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

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Fraction and Percentage Card Game

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Match the cards of the same value.

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Jam

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.

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Changing Places

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Place a red counter in the top left corner of a 4x4 array, which is covered by 14 other smaller counters, leaving a gap in the bottom right hand corner (HOME). What is the smallest number of moves. . . .

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Lost on Alpha Prime

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?

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Cubic Net

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

This is an interactive net of a Rubik's cube. Twists of the 3D cube become mixes of the squares on the 2D net. Have a play and see how many scrambles you can undo!

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Inside Out

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

There are 27 small cubes in a 3 x 3 x 3 cube, 54 faces being visible at any one time. Is it possible to reorganise these cubes so that by dipping the large cube into a pot of paint three times you. . . .

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Magic W

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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 total.

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Just Rolling Round

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

P is a point on the circumference of a circle radius r which rolls, without slipping, inside a circle of radius 2r. What is the locus of P?

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Connect Three

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you be the first to complete a row of three?

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Got a Strategy for Last Biscuit?

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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Tower Rescue

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.

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Game of PIG - Sixes

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?

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Ratio Pairs 3

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.

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Nim-interactive

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.

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Crossword 1

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A mathematically themed crossword.

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Excel Interactive Resource: Fraction Multiplication

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

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Modular Knights

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Try to move the knight to visit each square once and return to the starting point on this unusual chessboard.

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Mesh

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A spherical balloon lies inside a wire frame. How much do you need to deflate it to remove it from the frame if it remains a sphere?

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Flower

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Six circles around a central circle make a flower. Watch the flower as you change the radii in this circle packing. Prove that with the given ratios of the radii the petals touch and fit perfectly.

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Proof Sorter - the Square Root of 2 Is Irrational

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Try this interactivity to familiarise yourself with the proof that the square root of 2 is irrational. Sort the steps of the proof into the correct order.

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More Beads

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

With red and blue beads on a circular wire; 'put a red bead between any two of the same colour and a blue between different colours then remove the original beads'. Keep repeating this. What happens?

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Cubic Rotations

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

There are thirteen axes of rotational symmetry of a unit cube. Describe them all. What is the average length of the parts of the axes of symmetry which lie inside the cube?

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Cyclic Triangles

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Make and prove a conjecture about the cyclic quadrilateral inscribed in a circle of radius r that has the maximum perimeter and the maximum area.

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Weekly Challenge 44: Prime Counter

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.

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Lottery Simulator

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use this animation to experiment with lotteries. Choose how many balls to match, how many are in the carousel, and how many draws to make at once.

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Interactive Workout - Mathmo

Stage: 5 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Mathmo is a revision tool for post-16 mathematics. It's great installed as a smartphone app, but it works well in pads and desktops and notebooks too. Give yourself a mathematical workout!

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Complex Countdown

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Play a more cerebral countdown using complex numbers.

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Vector Countdown

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Play countdown with vectors.

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Red or Black Spinner

Stage: Early years, 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A simple spinner that is equally likely to land on Red or Black. Useful if tossing a coin, dropping it, and rummaging about on the floor have lost their appeal. Needs a modern browser; if IE then at. . . .

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Vector Racer

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.

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Matrix Countdown

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Play countdown with matrices

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White Box

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.

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Dice and Spinners Environment

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A tool for generating random integers.

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Interactive Number Patterns

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?

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Link Puzzle

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.

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Loci Resources

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.

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A Number Sequences Resource

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This resource contains interactive problems to support work on number sequences at Key Stage 4.

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Power Match

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?

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Advent Calendar 2009

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.

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Countdown Fractions

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Using the Haemocytometer

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.

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30-60-90 Polypuzzle

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Re-arrange the pieces of the puzzle to form a rectangle and then to form an equilateral triangle. Calculate the angles and lengths.

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A Tilted Square

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?

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The Triangle Game

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you discover whether this is a fair game?