If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
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?
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....?
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?
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?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
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 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?
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?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
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?
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?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
A simulation of target archery practice
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
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.
A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.
Can you use the interactive to complete the tangrams in the shape of butterflies?
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 two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some 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. . . .
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
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.