In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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 the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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!
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
A train building game for 2 players.
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?
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.
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.
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 game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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?
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
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
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?
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?