An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
A train building game for 2 players.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Match the halves.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Investigate the different sounds you can make by putting the owls and donkeys on the wheel.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
An odd version of tic tac toe
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
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 variant on the game Alquerque
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
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.
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?
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?
If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?