If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

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!

How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?

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?

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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 can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

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?

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?

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?

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 the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?

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?

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?

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....?

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

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?

This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.

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?

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. . . .

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

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?

Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?

Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?

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?

Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

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.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?

Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?