Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
An odd version of tic tac toe
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
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 four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
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?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
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?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
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?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
A variant on the game Alquerque
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
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?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
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?
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....?
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!
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?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.