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Countdown from Subtangent challenges the players to get as close as possible to a target number, using six numbers and the four standard operations of arithmetic before the time runs out.

Players can choose how many large or small numbers they wish to use for each game.
The Numbers and Letters version...

Decanting Puzzle

Students are challenged to measure a set quantity of liquid in this activity from Subtangent, using two jugs of different capacity.

The game allows vessels to be filled; liquid to be swapped between the vessels, or to be emptied out.

There are six levels of difficulty which will afford students the...

Broken Calculator

Is it possible to use the broken calculator in this Subtangent activity to make a given set of numbers?

There are six levels of difficulty in this activity starting with whole numbers, then introducing negative numbers and decimals.

The broken keys vary at each level giving the opportunity to use the...

Matching Game

Matching names of shapes to their drawings is the focus of this interactive game from Subtangent.

Students need to remember the position of cards which have already been revealed to complete the task as quickly as possible.

This game gives an opportunity to reinforce knowledge of the properties of...


This resource, provided by the Association for Science Education (ASE) and part of the SYCD Science Year Who am I? collection, is a template for successful bridging projects.It is designed as transition activity for students moving from primary to secondary school.

By collecting visas for skills and...

Inside Body

The Inside Body resource from the Association for Science Education (ASE) provides a template that students use to produce their own ICT presentations on the effects of a substance on the body.

By completing this activity students improve their ability to select relevant information for a presentation,...


Fun-size activities are short 5-15 minute activities that enliven lessons. They are provided by the Association for Science Education (ASE) and are part of the SYCD: Science Year Who am I? collection. They range from short games and word plays through to quick demonstrations.

Many of these have been kindly...

Painting the Playground

This activity from Cre8ate maths lends itself to the development of personal thinking and learning skills, based on activities for a playground. Making a maze involves students in quite complex 2-D visualisation, working with a prepared spreadsheet, in excel, which encourages students to refine and redraft their...

Population Growth

An activity from the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) intended for students to explore the growth of a population of rabbits or microorganisms over a fixed period time. Students explore the environmental conditions to illustrate several essential requirements for life. An extension activity...

Nappy Changing Challenge

The Nappy Changing Challenge from Cre8ate maths provides real data about students for analysis. They undertake a timed, practical, exercise of folding a towelling nappy and putting it onto a toy baby doll. Throughout the task students complete a form for the Nappy challenge and record their completed data in an...


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