Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?
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 explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases
overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of
his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?
What are the coordinates of the coloured dots that mark out the
tangram? Try changing the position of the origin. What happens to
the coordinates now?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
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!
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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. . . .
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and
find their angles?
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?
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?
Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number
using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you
search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Meg and Mo still need to hang their marbles so that they balance,
but this time the constraints are different. Use the interactivity
to experiment and find out what they need to do.
How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the
angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same
arc? Can you prove it?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
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....?
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.
Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set
off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one
of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...
Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Meg and Mo need to hang their marbles so that they balance. Use the
interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.