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?
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?
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?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
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.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
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?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
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?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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 find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
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 remove 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?
A variant on the game Alquerque
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
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?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!
Match the halves.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
A train building game for 2 players.