Interior angles can help us to work out which polygons will tessellate. Can we use similar ideas to predict which polygons combine to create semi-regular solids?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
Where should you start, if you want to finish back where you started?
I'm thinking of a rectangle with an area of 24. What could its perimeter be?
Six balls are shaken. You win if at least one red ball ends in a corner. What is the probability of winning?
Can you find rectangles where the value of the area is the same as the value of the perimeter?
What is the greatest volume you can get for a rectangular (cuboid) parcel if the maximum combined length and girth are 2 metres?
An aluminium can contains 330 ml of cola. If the can's diameter is 6 cm what is the can's height?
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?
Start with two numbers and generate a sequence where the next number is the mean of the last two numbers...
Play around with sets of five numbers and see what you can discover about different types of average...
If you move the tiles around, can you make squares with different coloured edges?
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?
Seven balls are shaken. You win if the two blue balls end up touching. What is the probability of winning?
Think of two whole numbers under 10, and follow the steps. I can work out both your numbers very quickly. How?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
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?
A country has decided to have just two different coins, 3z and 5z coins. Which totals can be made? Is there a largest total that cannot be made? How do you know?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Can you recreate squares and rhombuses if you are only given a side or a diagonal?
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?
Imagine you were given the chance to win some money... and imagine you had nothing to lose...
Which set of numbers that add to 10 have the largest product?
My two digit number is special because adding the sum of its digits to the product of its digits gives me my original number. What could my number be?
Alison and Charlie are playing a game. Charlie wants to go first so Alison lets him. Was that such a good idea?
Imagine we have four bags containing numbers from a sequence. What numbers can we make now?
15 = 7 + 8 and 10 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers?
You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...
Think of a number and follow my instructions. Tell me your answer, and I'll tell you what you started with! Can you explain how I know?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?
How well can you estimate 10 seconds? Investigate with our timing tool.
An equilateral triangle rotates around regular polygons and produces an outline like a flower. What are the perimeters of the different flowers?
Each of the following shapes is made from arcs of a circle of radius r. What is the perimeter of a shape with 3, 4, 5 and n "nodes".
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
What's the largest volume of box you can make from a square of paper?
Identical squares of side one unit contain some circles shaded blue. In which of the four examples is the shaded area greatest?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you make two lights switch on at once? Three lights? All four lights?
In this follow-up to the problem Odds and Evens, we invite you to analyse a probability situation in order to find the general solution for a fair game.
Is there a relationship between the coordinates of the endpoints of a line and the number of grid squares it crosses?
Explore when it is possible to construct a circle which just touches all four sides of a quadrilateral.
Can you find the values at the vertices when you know the values on the edges?
Can you find the values at the vertices when you know the values on the edges of these multiplication arithmagons?
In 15 years' time my age will be the square of my age 15 years ago. Can you work out my age, and when I had other special birthdays?
How many pairs of numbers can you find that add up to a multiple of 11? Do you notice anything interesting about your results?
Jo made a cube from some smaller cubes, painted some of the faces of the large cube, and then took it apart again. 45 small cubes had no paint on them at all. How many small cubes did Jo use?
How many winning lines can you make in a three-dimensional version of noughts and crosses?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...