Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?
Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
Match the cards of the same value.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
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.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red
counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the
other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
These formulae are often quoted, but rarely proved. In this article, we derive the formulae for the volumes of a square-based pyramid and a cone, using relatively simple mathematical concepts.
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right
hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players
take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single
pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
A simple spinner that is equally likely to land on Red or Black. Useful if tossing a coin, dropping it, and rummaging about on the floor have lost their appeal. Needs a modern browser; if IE then at. . . .
Can you find all the 4-ball shuffles?
Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
Use the interactivity to play two of the bells in a pattern. How do
you know when it is your turn to ring, and how do you know which
bell to ring?
Can you set the logic gates so that the number of bulbs which are on is the same as the number of switches which are on?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Use the interactivity to listen to the bells ringing a pattern. Now
it's your turn! Play one of the bells yourself. How do you know
when it is your turn to ring?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
A tool for generating random integers.