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?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
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 environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
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 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?
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?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?
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?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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....?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
How good are you at estimating angles?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
A simulation of target archery practice
Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
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.