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?
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
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?
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
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....?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
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?
Can you work out what step size to take to ensure you visit all the dots on the circle?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
The 2012 primary advent calendar features twenty-four of our posters, one for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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
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. . . .
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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.
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.
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
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 explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
How good are you at estimating angles?
Can you find the pairs that represent the same amount of money?
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
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?