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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
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?
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 explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below 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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
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?
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 generic circular pegboard resource.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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....?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
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?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?
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 make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?
A simulation of target archery practice
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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.
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.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
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.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
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. . . .
Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?
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?