MATHBOX  
The following resource materials are suitable for use by 12 (and 13) yearolds as well as more able 10 & 11 yearolds. (Older students may find some of them of interest.) Clicking on the links opens up the pdf file 

Above or below  Can you fathom out why the alphabet has been sorted in some rather strange ways ?  Shapesorting, reflection, rotation, problemsolving  
Addition against the clock  How quickly can you add ?  Addition  
Angles  Estimating and measuring angles  how accurate are you ?  Measuring angles, subtraction  
Block%ages  Estimating percentages of shaded blocks  Measuring, percentages  
Box clever  Fill in the boxes in these tricky equations  Addition, subtraction  
Circle Angles  Investigating angles within a sector  Measuring angles  
Circle Angles 2  A further investigation of angles within a sector  Measuring angles  
Circle Patterns  Make a host of fascinating patterns using just circles and straight lines  Using compasses  
Circles  A page full of circles to use with the above investigations  
Coloured cube  Mentally manipulate the coloured cube to see what's possible and what's not.  Threedimensional shapes, problemsolving  
Cubenets  Will the nets shown fold to make a cube  or will you come unstuck ?  Nets, problemsolving  
Dice  Can you predict which number combinations will come up most often ?  Addition, problemsolving  
Divisibility  How can you tell if one number is divisible by another number ?  Addition, subtraction, division  
Extra extra!  Can you explain where the extra square comes from in this illusion ?  Problemsolving  
Fascinating facts  Manipulate numbers to see what you can discover  Addition, subtraction, multiplication, simple algebra  
Grand Designs  Rearrange the numbers 1  9 for maximum effect  Multiplication, addition, problemsolving  
Hanoi Tower  A traditional puzzle to develop problemsolving skills  Problemsolving  
Hanoi Pieces  Cutout pieces to help you solve the Hanoi Tower puzzle in handson fashion  
Jigsaw Pieces  Investigating the variety of different jigsaw pieces.  Problemsolving  
Knight Moves  Can you keep track of the maths as you move a knight around a chessboard  Addition, division, problemsolving  
Magic Matrix  Can you work out how the numbers you choose always add up to the same total ?  Addition, problemsolving  
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Mobius Magic  A practical "paste and cut" activity that yields some weird results  Problemsolving  
Number Square  Learn the "trick" of arranging numbers on a 3x3 grid to form a magic square  Addition, problemsolving  
On line  Estimating and measuring linelength  Estimating length, measuring, mean, median, mode  
Painted cube  Mentally deconstruct the cube to work out what goes where  Problemsolving, number sequences, simple algebra  
Pentominoes  Can you discover all the different Pentomino shapes ?  Problemsolving  
Pentominoes 2  Investigating the properties of the Pentomino pieces  Problemsolving, reflection, rotation  
Petal Pattern  Draw a complicated pattern using just circles  Using compasses  
Polygons  Investigating the properties of the angles in various polygons  Measuring angles, addition  
Problems in the kitchen  3 measuring and weighing problems where the maths is simple but lateral thinking is required  Addition, subtraction, problemsolving  
Pretty Polyhedra  Investigating properties of the regular polyhedra solids  Problemsolving  
Roman sums  Can you work out how to add & subtract Roman numerals ?  Problemsolving  
Serious series sums  Can you work out how to find the sum of a series of numbers  and do it in a flash ?  Addition, subtraction, multiplication  
Spreadsheet pies  Making piecharts using spreadsheets  Data collection, simple IT skills  
Square to zero  Choose a set of random numbers  then see how long it takes for them to disappear  Subtraction  
Stars in their eyes  Join the dots to form simple stars  Problemsolving  
Tiles  Arrange the tiles in a grid according to a set of given rules  Problemsolving  
Trigrids  Which of the given numbers adds up to the target sum ?  Addition  
Trigrids (decimals)  Which of the given decimal numbers adds up to the target sum ?  Addition of decimals  
Trigrids (fractions)  Which of the given fractions adds up to the target number ?  Addition of fractions  
Trigrids (percentages)  Which of the given percentages adds up to the target number ?  Addition  
Triquivalents  Which of the given fractions adds up to the target number ?  Equivalent fractions, addition of fractions  
Triquivalents (answers)  Answers to the above  
Volume  Can you work out the volume of some regular solids  and a few very irregular ones ?  Multiplication, problemsolving  
Weigh to go  As a contestant on the quizshow "The Golden Hour", could you win a bar of gold ?  Problemsolving (advanced)  
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