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Transum.orgThis web site contains over a thousand free mathematical activities for teachers and pupils. Click here to go to the main page which links to all of the resources available. Please contact me if you have any suggestions or questions. 
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Mathematicians are not the people who find Maths easy; they are the people who enjoy how mystifying, puzzling and hard it is. Are you a mathematician? Comment recorded on the 19 November 'Starter of the Day' page by Lesley Sewell, Ysgol Aberconwy, Wales: "A Maths colleague introduced me to your web site and I love to use it. The questions are so varied I can use them with all of my classes, I even let year 13 have a go at some of them. I like being able to access Starters for the whole month so I can use favourites with classes I see at different times of the week. Thanks." Comment recorded on the 21 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Mr Trainor And His P7 Class(All Girls), Mercy Primary School, Belfast: "My Primary 7 class in Mercy Primary school, Belfast, look forward to your mental maths starters every morning. The variety of material is interesting and exciting and always engages the teacher and pupils. Keep them coming please." 
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Numeracy"Numeracy is a proficiency which is developed mainly in Mathematics but also in other subjects. It is more than an ability to do basic arithmetic. It involves developing confidence and competence with numbers and measures. It requires understanding of the number system, a repertoire of mathematical techniques, and an inclination and ability to solve quantitative or spatial problems in a range of contexts. Numeracy also demands understanding of the ways in which data are gathered by counting and measuring, and presented in graphs, diagrams, charts and tables." Secondary National Strategy, Mathematics at key stage 3 

Go MathsLearning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths main page links to more activities designed for students in upper Secondary/High school.  
Teachers  
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Do you have any comments? It is always useful to receive feedback and helps make this free resource even more useful for those learning Mathematics anywhere in the world. Click here to enter your comments. 
Calum Griffiths, Newport
Saturday, March 17, 2007
"Thank you"
Georgie Oliver, JMHS
Friday, May 25, 2007
"The horizontal line is ten bigger than the vertical line."
Shivam,
Sunday, October 14, 2007
"Sum of the horizontal is 10 more than the sum of the vertical"
Mr Tired, 11 Expresso
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
"1. Sums of both horizontal and vertical are divisible by 3
2. Sums of both horizontal and vertical are Primes
3. Sums of both horizontal and vertical are Triangular numbers"
Jake Henson, Herne Bay High School
Friday, January 11, 2008
"Horizontal adds up to 10 more than vertical  at least 2 solutions"
Christopher Vile, ClactononSea
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
"My Challange is that you have to make the two lines so they both add up to the same prime number."
Sue Allen, Denbigh High School
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
"Arrange the nmbers so that the sum of one line is a square number and the sum of the other is a cube number."
S.Allen, Denbigh High School
Monday, January 21, 2008
"The sum of the vertical line is cubic; the sum of the horizontal is square."
Jemma, Torry Academy, Aberdeen
Friday, February 1, 2008
"Arrange the cards on the white rectangles so that the sum of the vertical line is 10 less than the sum of the horizontal line. "
Rory, The Grange
Friday, February 1, 2008
"Vertical and Horizontal lines both Prime Numbers"
Matt and/or Chetan, The Grange
Friday, February 1, 2008
"Both vertical and Horizontal are multiples of 3"
Megan , The Grange
Friday, February 1, 2008
"The vertical line is 6/7 of the horizontal line"
James & Chetan, The Grange
Friday, February 1, 2008
"Both multiples of 4"
Viv, Canada
Friday, February 1, 2008
"The horizontal answer is 2 more than the vertical number."
Rachel Park, British Int''l School Jakarta
Monday, February 4, 2008
"Arrange the cards on the white spaces so that the sum of numbers on the horizontal line is 9 more than the sum of the numbers on the vertical."
Kye, Hull Trinity House School
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
"The sum of both the horizontal and vertical lines are different prime numbers."
Sabine, Cambridge
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
"Arrange the cards so that the horizontal line is 6 more than the vertical"
Jack Lawton, Crompton House
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
"Make the vertical total be 4/5 of the horizontal total"
Mike Foreman, Wickford
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
"Arrange the numbers in the white rectangles so that the vertical line is a prime number and the horizontal line is a square number."
Oliver Woollard, Hook
Saturday, February 9, 2008
"Arrange the numbers so that the sum of both the horizontal and vertical lines are prime numbers."
Oliver Woollard, Hook
Saturday, February 9, 2008
"Arrange the numbers so that the product of the horizontal line is equal to the product of the vertical line."
Oliver Woollard , Hook
Saturday, February 9, 2008
"Arrange the numbers so that the product of the vertical line is equal to the sum of the horizontal line."
Rochelle, 13, Torry, Aberdeen
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
"Arrange the numbers on the white rectangles so that the total of the numbers in the horizontal line is 3 times more than the total of the numbers in the vertical line.The are both multiples of 3."
Abdul Hakim (year 8), Sir Frank Markham Com. Sch Milton Keynes
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
"The product of the sum of the 2 numbers is 168"
Mark Kelly Alex Kershaw Jacob Seeley, The Manchester Grammar School
Friday, February 29, 2008
"Arrange the numbers so that the 3 digit number vertically and the 4 digit number horizontally when added together give the largest possible total"
Randomer, Cambridge Unversity Grammar Student
Friday, February 29, 2008
"It's a brilliant website which enables you too learn Maths at the same time as teach it, I also like the idea of on things like Leap yer, and Christmas you create questions associated with it! Many thanks."
Alison Fraser and Emilia De Geer, Stronsay
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
"Arrange cards so that each of the horizontal and the vertical lines are 12 seperately."
Michael Phillips, Congleton
Monday, July 7, 2008
"The product of the horizontal line is 5 times the product of the vertical line."
Chris Hayward, Woodchurch High School
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
"Position the numbers so that the horizontal product is equal to the vertical product."
Andrew Smith, Joliet, Illi
Friday, January 2, 2009
"Arrange the cards on the white rectangles so that the vertical cards sum equal a prime number while the horizontal cards sum equal a composite number; such that the composite number is one more than the prime number."
Andrew Smith, Joliet, Il
Sunday, January 11, 2009
"Vertical row is 8 less than the horizontal row"
Dianna, New Zealand
Monday, February 2, 2009
"The horizontal number is a square number and the vertical number is divisible by 5"
Christopher, Michigan
Monday, February 2, 2009
"The vertical line multiplied by the center number equals the horizontal line."
Brock, Georgia, US
Monday, February 2, 2009
"Arrange the cards on the white rectangles so that the product of the numbers in the column equals the product of the numbers in the row."
5K Genius Group 2009, Bangkok Patana School
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
"Arrange the cards so that the sum of the horizontal cards is double the sum of the vertical. "
Hannah, Telford
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
"Make the vertical a cubed number
make the horizontal a square number"
Glenroy, Hackney, London
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
"Arrange the numbers so that the totals of both row and column are prime numbers."
8th Grade Class , Waverly Jr High Kansas, USA
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
"Make it so the horizontal is four more than the vertical."
J Hitchcox, jhitchcox@bham.sch.co.uk
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
"Thought that this was an excellent task to get the students thinking about numbers"
Luca, Lewisham in London
Thursday, February 5, 2009
"The horizontal sum mustbe 11 more than the verticle line. In the horizontal line there must be a 4. "
Mary Joselin, Laurence Jackson School year 7
Thursday, February 5, 2009
"The square root of the vertical line is a factor of the horizontal line."
Year 9 set 1 Maths, Retford Oaks High School
Friday, February 6, 2009
"Arrange the cards so that the product of the sums of each row, when divided by 2, equals 84"
Vince, Burnley
Thursday, February 12, 2009
" To find your answer you must subtract the number that is in both the horozontal and the vertical collums from the sum of both collums your answer should be the sixth number in the fibonacci sequence."
Juliet Edworthy, UEL
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
"Arrange the yellow cards so that the product of the numbers in the vertical line is the same as the products of the numbers in the horizontal line."
Myra, UEL
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
"Arrange the cards on the white rectangles so that the sum of the vertical is a third of the sum of the horizontals."
Fatemah, London
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
"Find a solution to make the vertical line 50% less than the horizontal line."
Jamal Malik, India
Saturday, March 28, 2009
"Wow, this was pretty hard for my students!!
A very interesting website."
Alfred, PEI
Friday, July 31, 2009
"Complete the challenge where the vertical line is one less than double the horizontal line."
Tim Cox, Manchester
Thursday, December 17, 2009
"Arrange the cards on the white rectangles so that the sum of the vertical line multiplied by the sum of the horizontal line gives the lowest possible answer."
Marouf & Connor (7A/M1), Hathershaw College Of Technology And Sport
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
"Arrange the numbers on the white rectangles so that the sum of the horizontal and the sum of the vertical make a triangular numbers."
8S2b, CWLC
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
"Both the horizontal and vertical lines are triangular numbers."
Hannah Marsh, Kings School
Thursday, February 4, 2010
"Make the horizontal 10 more than the vertical."
Mark Gardner, Tauntons
Friday, February 5, 2010
"Try work this one out 8 diffrence bewteen both line."
Bharvi,
Saturday, February 6, 2010
"The numbers in the vertical line , when added is one less than the horizontal ."
Johan Cornelissen, Pretoria
Sunday, February 7, 2010
"Arrange the cards on the white rectangles so that the sum of the three numbers in the vertical line and the sum of the four numbers in the horisontal line are both prime numbers."
11N Kelsey And Jack, Coln House School
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
"Arrange the rectangles so that the product of the horizontal line is 40 times bigger than the sum of the vertical line."
Cristina Gatti, Milan
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
"Sum the horizontal line then square the answer.The answer will be the same of the product of the vertical line minus one."
Jack D, Stewie W And Gillian L, Blantyre Scotland
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
"Vertical has to be 10 less than horizotally."
8 AT, Danum School,Doncaster
Thursday, May 20, 2010
"Arrange the cards on the white rectangles so that the vertical is 9 less than the horizontal."
Mr B, Cotmanhay Junior School
Sunday, January 30, 2011
"Thank you for some fun puzzles. Perhaps you could try different shapes or different cards next. How about using cards with only odd numbers on them, for example, and see what happpens?"
Leanne & Leah, DESC  Dubai
Monday, January 31, 2011
"The sum of the horizontal line must be a prime number and the sum of the vertical line must be a triangular number."
Richard Man, Truro
Monday, January 31, 2011
"The sum of the digits in the vertical and horizontal lines are both prime."
Angela, Wirral
Thursday, February 3, 2011
"Arrange the numbersd so that both sums are multiples of 3."
Jake, Conor And Harry, Lothingland Middle School
Thursday, February 3, 2011
"To find the highest possible no. in the horizontal and the lowest possible in the verticle."
Matthew Tiller, Hammersmith & West London College
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
"Arrange the cards so that the sum of the horizontal line is three times the sum of the vertical line."
Dan, Masterton, Fife
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
"Can you set the cards out so that the horizontal is 5 more than the vertical?"
Kings Farm Maths Club, Gravesend
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
"Arrange the numbers cards so that the product of the sums of the vertical and horizontal lines is a triangular number."
Samuel Prouse, Margaret Beaufort Middle School
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
"Arrange the numbers so that the sum of the vertical line equals a prime number and the sum of the horizontal line equals a square number."
Study +, St Cuthberts
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
"The sum of the three numbers in the vertical line and the sum of the four numbers in the horizontal line are multiples of 4."
Chelsea Ford, Sheffield
Friday, February 25, 2011
"The horizontal line has to equal an even number and the vertical line has to equal half of the horizontal line as an odd number."
Adam Blance, The Land Of Popcorn
Thursday, March 10, 2011
"Arrange the cards so that the sum of the horizontal line is a square number and is 3x the sum of the vertical line."
Naz, England
Monday, March 21, 2011
"Arrange the cards on the white rectangles so that
the product of the sums of the lines is a multiple of twelve. ."
RAJIV BHATIA, DELHI, INDIA
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
"Arrange the cards on the white rectangles so that
the sum of the squares of the digits of verticle line is equal to the sum of the squares of the digits of horizontan lines."
Zoheb Iqbal, Westfield Middle School
Friday, February 3, 2012
"Arrange the numbers so the total of both collums equal 27."
9X1, Mill Chase Community School
Friday, February 3, 2012
"Arrange the cards on the white rectangles so that
one of the lines is a square number and the other a cube number."
Mark Stott, Oldham
Friday, February 3, 2012
"Brilliant! Nowt like a good challenge to start the day! :O)."
Aunt Sally, Pemdas
Saturday, February 4, 2012
"Arrange the numbers in the white rectangles so that both sums are prime numbers."
Richard Man, Cornwall
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
"The product of the vertical digits is equal to the product of the horizontal digits."
Year 5 Top Group!, Oundle Middle
Friday, February 10, 2012
"The sum of the vertical line has to be a Triangular number and the sum of the horizontal line must be a Prime number."
Terry, York
Sunday, March 18, 2012
"Arrange the digits so that both sums are triangle numbers."
Richard Man, Cornwall
Monday, March 26, 2012
"The product of the vertical numbers is equal to the product of the horizontal."
Harris Cobb,
Saturday, April 7, 2012
"Arrange the cards into the white rectangles so that the sums of the vertical and horizontal lines are both prime numbers."
Xingchen, Singapore
Thursday, October 11, 2012
"Arrange the numbers so that the rows and columns both add up to multiples of 5."
Jesse, Australia
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
"Sum of the numbers in both lines multiples of 4."