Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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....?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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!
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
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?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
An odd version of tic tac toe
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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 help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?
Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with the planks of different lengths?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
A variant on the game Alquerque
A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
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?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
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?
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?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?