An example of a wall puzzle
on a brick is either the sum, difference or product of the two numbers
below. Drag the numbers on to the wall. When the numbers are in the
right place the polygon characters will spin round. There are 6 levels
of difficulty: level 1, five numbers have to be placed on the wall,
level 6, all ten numbers have to be dragged to the wall.
these buttons to decide how the numbers are worked out.
The choices are: the sum, the difference or a mixture (product, sum,
the level with the slider. Click on 'go'.
on the 'change' button to quickly generate a new wall puzzle.
Example of Shape Puzzle 1
out the value of each shape. The total for each row and column is shown.
Use the sliders to input your answers. Click on the 'check' button to
see how many are correct.
The shapes will be watching you!
Three of the same shape can appear in a row (see the example on the
left, three hexagons are in the top row.
Three of the same shape will not appear in a row.
The solutions can be negative numbers.
are the numbers in the circles?
numbers in each line must add up to the same total. The total can be
shown or hidden.
The number options are: 1. Small whole numbers 2. Multiples
of ten 3. Decimals 4 Positive and negative numbers.
Use the other buttons to show a few puzzles or just one.
Complete this multiplication table
table 2 more difficult
Complete the magic squares
x 3 magic square
x 4 magic square
problems: what is the weight of a gold bar?
the 1 ,2 and 3 buttons to generate the problems. Three levels of difficulty:
level 1: small whole number solutions
level 2: multiple of ten solutions
level 3: gold
bars on both sides
these buttons to generate either one problem or four problems.
out what number each shape represents (positive numbers)
out what number each shape represents (positive and
out the value of each letter (positive numbers)
are the missing numbers? :see example on the left.
same functions are used in each line. Can be used to develop algebraic
thinking, for example, the numbers in the triangles are 4 times
the numbers in the squares.
the mystery buttons do?
calculator : what functions do the 9 mystery buttons
buttons showing polygon people carry out different functions. Click
on a button to see what it does. The results are saved in the table.
There are six 'levels':
1. Fixed add and subtract (the same operations everytime)
2. Random add and subtract
3. Fixed multiply and divide
4. Fixed multiply and add or subtract eg x 2 + 1
5. Random multiply and add or subtract
6. A variety of operations, eg rounding
machines : one or two function machines
on the '1' button to generate a new single function machine, click
on the '2' button for a new double function machine. Click on the
yellow button to hide or show the inverse functions.
Click inside the function machine to hide or show the function. The
purple functions can be swapped over: drag them by the eyes!
Click on the input and outputs to hide or show them.
Use these buttons to change the operations in the function machines.
the missing digits
the missing digits (horizontal sums)
the missing digits (vertical
missing digits The two missing digits are given. Fill
them in to make the sums correct. Click on the squares to hide or
show the digits.
numbers in a grid The
three missing numbers are given. Fill in the missing numbers to make
the rows and columns add up to the given totals. Click on the grid to
hid or show the numbers.
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