Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so working in a systematic way will ensure none are left out.
These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.
Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this line?
Lorenzie was packing his bag for a school trip. He packed four shirts and three pairs of pants. "I will be able to have a different outfit each day", he said. How many days will Lorenzie be away?
Explore the different snakes that can be made using 5 cubes.
How many different shapes can you make by putting four right- angled isosceles triangles together?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.
These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.
Imagine that the puzzle pieces of a jigsaw are roughly a rectangular shape and all the same size. How many different puzzle pieces could there be?
In how many ways could Mrs Beeswax put ten coins into her three puddings so that each pudding ended up with at least two coins?
My briefcase has a three-number combination lock, but I have forgotten the combination. I remember that there's a 3, a 5 and an 8. How many possible combinations are there to try?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Start with three pairs of socks. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair is the same as another mismatched pair. Is there more than one way to do it?
Chandra, Jane, Terry and Harry ordered their lunches from the sandwich shop. Use the information below to find out who ordered each sandwich.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
Stuart's watch loses two minutes every hour. Adam's watch gains one minute every hour. Use the information to work out what time (the real time) they arrived at the airport.
The Red Express Train usually has five red carriages. How many ways can you find to add two blue carriages?
In this problem it is not the squares that jump, you do the jumping! The idea is to go round the track in as few jumps as possible.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
On a digital clock showing 24 hour time, over a whole day, how many times does a 5 appear? Is it the same number for a 12 hour clock over a whole day?
These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.
The brown frog and green frog want to swap places without getting wet. They can hop onto a lily pad next to them, or hop over each other. How could they do it?
Take three differently coloured blocks - maybe red, yellow and blue. Make a tower using one of each colour. How many different towers can you make?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Moira is late for school. What is the shortest route she can take from the school gates to the entrance?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
What is the date in February 2002 where the 8 digits are palindromic if the date is written in the British way?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Place the numbers 1 to 8 in the circles so that no consecutive numbers are joined by a line.
Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?
If you have three circular objects, you could arrange them so that they are separate, touching, overlapping or inside each other. Can you investigate all the different possibilities?
Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.