Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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.
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?
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in the corner?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
We can show that (x + 1)² = x² + 2x + 1 by considering the area of an (x + 1) by (x + 1) square. Show in a similar way that (x + 2)² = x² + 4x + 4
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make when the circles are different sizes?
Do you know how to find the area of a triangle? You can count the squares. What happens if we turn the triangle on end? Press the button and see. Try counting the number of units in the triangle now. . . .
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?
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 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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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 that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
A train building game for 2 players.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
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.
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls touch. What is the probability of winning?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
A simulation of target archery practice
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?
Mo has left, but Meg is still experimenting. Use the interactivity to help you find out how she can alter her pouch of marbles and still keep the two pouches balanced.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Euler discussed whether or not it was possible to stroll around Koenigsberg crossing each of its seven bridges exactly once. Experiment with different numbers of islands and bridges.
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?
How good are you at estimating angles?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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. . . .
Identical discs are flipped in the air. You win if all of the faces show the same colour. Can you calculate the probability of winning with n discs?
Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?