A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it possible to fill the game grid?
A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...
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?
A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape, and. . . .
What happens when you add a three digit number to its reverse?
Can you crack these cryptarithms?
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
Generate three random numbers to determine the side lengths of a triangle. What triangles can you draw?
Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?
Move your counters through this snake of cards and see how far you can go. Are you surprised by where you end up?
Find a cuboid (with edges of integer values) that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?
If you are given the mean, median and mode of five positive whole numbers, can you find the numbers?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?
Match the cumulative frequency curves with their corresponding box plots.
Infographics are a powerful way of communicating statistical information. Can you come up with your own?
How many different symmetrical shapes can you make by shading triangles or squares?
A hexagon, with sides alternately a and b units in length, is inscribed in a circle. How big is the radius of the circle?
A spider is sitting in the middle of one of the smallest walls in a room and a fly is resting beside the window. What is the shortest distance the spider would have to crawl to catch the fly?
Imagine you have an unlimited number of four types of triangle. How many different tetrahedra can you make?
How many winning lines can you make in a three-dimensional version of noughts and crosses?
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.
Engage in a little mathematical detective work to see if you can spot the fakes.
Six balls are shaken. You win if at least one red ball ends in a corner. What is the probability of winning?
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?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.
Can you do a little mathematical detective work to figure out which number has been wiped out?
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?
Using the digits 1 to 9, the number 4396 can be written as the product of two numbers. Can you find the factors?
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.
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?
Imagine a room full of people who keep flipping coins until they get a tail. Will anyone get six heads in a row?
Are these games fair? How can you tell?
Chris and Jo put two red and four blue ribbons in a box. They each pick a ribbon from the box without looking. Jo wins if the two ribbons are the same colour. Is the game fair?
Seven balls are shaken. You win if the two blue balls end up touching. What is the probability of winning?
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
Play around with sets of five numbers and see what you can discover about different types of average...
How many moves does it take to swap over some red and blue frogs? Do you have a method?
Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?
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?
If you move the tiles around, can you make squares with different coloured edges?
Imagine you were given the chance to win some money... and imagine you had nothing to lose...
What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?
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?