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
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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?
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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?
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?
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?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
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
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.
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls
touch. What is the probability of winning?
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!
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular
arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
Imagine picking up a bow and some arrows and attempting to hit the
target a few times. Can you work out the settings for the sight
that give you the best chance of gaining a high score?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be
removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to
remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you
search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Show how this pentagonal tile can be used to tile the plane and
describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images
in the tiling.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
A tilted square is a square with no horizontal sides. Can you
devise a general instruction for the construction of a square when
you are given just one of its sides?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no
consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide
on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
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 can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
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.
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.
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?
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. . . .