Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?
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?
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?
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....?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a yellow rod using white and red rods?
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?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?
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?
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 put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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.
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 game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.
In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
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?