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?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
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.
An odd version of tic tac toe
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
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.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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 cover the camel with these pieces?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
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?
The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
Match the halves.
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A variant on the game Alquerque
Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?
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?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?
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. . . .
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.