in how many ways can you place the numbers 1, 2, 3 … 9 in the nine regions of the Olympic Emblem (5 overlapping circles) so that the amount in each ring is the same?
Find all the ways of placing the numbers 1 to 9 on a W shape, with 3 numbers on each leg, so that each set of 3 numbers has the same total.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
It is possible to identify a particular card out of a pack of 15 with the use of some mathematical reasoning. What is this reasoning and can it be applied to other numbers of cards?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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.
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?
Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.
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. . . .
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Euler discussed whether or not it was possible to stroll around Koenigsberg crossing each of its seven bridges exactly once. Experiment with different numbers of islands and bridges.
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.
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.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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
Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
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?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
How good are you at estimating angles?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
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?
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
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?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
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.
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
Can you find the pairs that represent the same amount of money?
There are 27 small cubes in a 3 x 3 x 3 cube, 54 faces being visible at any one time. Is it possible to reorganise these cubes so that by dipping the large cube into a pot of paint three times you. . . .
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. . . .
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
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 set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled triangle of unit hypotenuse.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
P is a point on the circumference of a circle radius r which rolls, without slipping, inside a circle of radius 2r. What is the locus of P?