Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
15 = 7 + 8 and 10 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers?
Where should you start, if you want to finish back where you started?
My two digit number is special because adding the sum of its digits to the product of its digits gives me my original number. What could my number be?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in the corner?
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?
How many winning lines can you make in a three-dimensional version of noughts and crosses?
You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?
Alison and Charlie are playing a game. Charlie wants to go first so Alison lets him. Was that such a good idea?
Start with two numbers and generate a sequence where the next number is the mean of the last two numbers...
A hexagon, with sides alternately a and b units in length, is inscribed in a circle. How big is the radius of the circle?
Explore the relationships between different paper sizes.
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls touch. What is the probability of winning?
If you move the tiles around, can you make squares with different coloured edges?
I'm thinking of a rectangle with an area of 24. What could its perimeter be?
An aluminium can contains 330 ml of cola. If the can's diameter is 6 cm what is the can's height?
Can you find rectangles where the value of the area is the same as the value of the perimeter?
Identical squares of side one unit contain some circles shaded blue. In which of the four examples is the shaded area greatest?
What is the greatest volume you can get for a rectangular (cuboid) parcel if the maximum combined length and girth are 2 metres?
Each of the following shapes is made from arcs of a circle of radius r. What is the perimeter of a shape with 3, 4, 5 and n "nodes".
Imagine you have a large supply of 3kg and 8kg weights. How many of each weight would you need for the average (mean) of the weights to be 6kg? What other averages could you have?
How well can you estimate 10 seconds? Investigate with our timing tool.
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
What's the largest volume of box you can make from a square of paper?
Interior angles can help us to work out which polygons will tessellate. Can we use similar ideas to predict which polygons combine to create semi-regular solids?
You are only given the three midpoints of the sides of a triangle. How can you construct the original triangle?
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
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?
A country has decided to have just two different coins, 3z and 5z coins. Which totals can be made? Is there a largest total that cannot be made? How do you know?
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
Imagine you were given the chance to win some money... and imagine you had nothing to lose...
Which set of numbers that add to 10 have the largest product?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you make two lights switch on at once? Three lights? All four lights?
Think of a number and follow my instructions. Tell me your answer, and I'll tell you what you started with! Can you explain how I know?
Think of two whole numbers under 10, and follow the steps. I can work out both your numbers very quickly. How?
Play around with sets of five numbers and see what you can discover about different types of average...
There are lots of different methods to find out what the shapes are worth - how many can you find?
Can you find the values at the vertices when you know the values on the edges?
Can you find the values at the vertices when you know the values on the edges of these multiplication arithmagons?
In 15 years' time my age will be the square of my age 15 years ago. Can you work out my age, and when I had other special birthdays?
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
Jo made a cube from some smaller cubes, painted some of the faces of the large cube, and then took it apart again. 45 small cubes had no paint on them at all. How many small cubes did Jo use?
Imagine a room full of people who keep flipping coins until they get a tail. Will anyone get six heads in a row?