Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
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?
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.
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
How good are you at estimating angles?
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?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
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 activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
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.
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.
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. . . .
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
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
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?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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...
Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
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.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
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?
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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?