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.
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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.
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?
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?
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.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
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?
Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?
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?
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls touch. What is the probability of winning?
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 make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
How good are you at estimating angles?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?
What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same arc? Can you prove it?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.
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?
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
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.
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.
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 use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?
This problem is about investigating whether it is possible to start at one vertex of a platonic solid and visit every other vertex once only returning to the vertex you started at.
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Do you know how to find the area of a triangle? You can count the squares. What happens if we turn the triangle on end? Press the button and see. Try counting the number of units in the triangle now. . . .
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...
Identical discs are flipped in the air. You win if all of the faces show the same colour. Can you calculate the probability of winning with n discs?
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
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
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.
Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?
The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
Match the cards of the same value.
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.
A circle rolls around the outside edge of a square so that its circumference always touches the edge of the square. Can you describe the locus of the centre of the circle?
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?
Charlie likes tablecloths that use as many colours as possible, but insists that his tablecloths have some symmetry. Can you work out how many colours he needs for different tablecloth designs?