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?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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.
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!
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
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.
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls touch. What is the probability of winning?
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?
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
How good are you at estimating angles?
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?
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.
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?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
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.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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.
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.
A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
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
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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...
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?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?