Arithmagons

This teaching and learning resource uses the old favourite: Arithmagons.  The thought to produce an updated versions of this resource came from browsing the informative blog by Colleen Young. There does not appear to be any Arithmagon resources compatible with tablets until this one. In these Arithmagons, the numbers in the squares are the result of […]

Difference Triangle

This puzzle resource is a very difficult challenge and brings up to date this earlier resource (not tablet compatible) so that the same challenge can be worked with on all devices.  It is simple enough to understand.  Swap tiles so that each number in the triangle is the absolute difference between the two numbers below. […]

Hop Over

Another IWB, iPad and Android compatible teaching and learning resource for problem and puzzle solving.  Encourage children to think about how to efficiently approach problems and not to give up by setting them this simple to understand puzzle.  The goal is to reverse the order of the counters so that there are 3 purples, then […]

Magic Circles

This iPad, Android, IWB compatible teaching resource is a variation on this one except it is much easier, perhaps too easy.  This one is from this book, the follow up to the book that the previous resource was in and can be found here. Simply swap the numbers around until they add up to 14 […]

Sum Squares

This resource was inspired by the Puzzle of the Month in the always informative newsletter by Andrew Jeffrey, also on twitter as @AJMagicMessage.  The challenge is to arrange the numbers 1 to 15 so that each adjacent pair, when added together, result in a square number.  This puzzle is particularly nice in that it doesn’t need […]

Card Frame

This resources brings a popular old resource up to date.  As well as being smartened up this resource is compatible with iPads and other tablets as well as PCs.  In essence it is the same as the older resource and is made to accompany a puzzle published in an old book by Henry Ernest Dudeney.  […]