In this game you are challenged to gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
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?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal 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.
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. . . .
Can you work out what step size to take to ensure you visit all the dots on the circle?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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?
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.
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?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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?
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
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?
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?
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
How good are you at estimating angles?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
Some treasure has been hidden in a three-dimensional grid! Can you work out a strategy to find it as efficiently as possible?
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.
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.
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?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
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?
Place a red counter in the top left corner of a 4x4 array, which is covered by 14 other smaller counters, leaving a gap in the bottom right hand corner (HOME). What is the smallest number of moves. . . .
Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
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.
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. . . .
Can you find the pairs that represent the same amount of money?
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
Ask a friend to choose a number between 1 and 63. By identifying which of the six cards contains the number they are thinking of it is easy to tell them what the number is.
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
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.
A counter is placed in the bottom right hand corner of a grid. You toss a coin and move the star according to the following rules: ... What is the probability that you end up in the top left-hand. . . .