Don't Shoot the Square!Shoot the numbers as they appear but don't shoot any square numbers. 
Press the Start button to begin. The game lasts for 30 seconds. As the numbers appear click on them to earn points but do not click on any square numbers as you will lose five points.
Win a Transum virtual trophy if you score 10 or more.
This is Don't Shoot the Square! level 1. You can also try:
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Level 10


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. 
More Activities: 

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 October 'Starter of the Day' page by E Pollard, Huddersfield: "I used this with my bottom set in year 9. To engage them I used their name and favorite football team (or pop group) instead of the school name. For homework, I asked each student to find a definition for the key words they had been given (once they had fun trying to guess the answer) and they presented their findings to the rest of the class the following day. They felt really special because the key words came from their own personal information." Comment recorded on the 24 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Ruth Seward, Hagley Park Sports College: "Find the starters wonderful; students enjoy them and often want to use the idea generated by the starter in other parts of the lesson. Keep up the good work" 
Each month a newsletter is published containing details of the new additions to the Transum website and a new puzzle of the month. The newsletter is then duplicated as a podcast which is available on the major delivery networks. You can listen to the podcast while you are commuting, exercising or relaxing. Transum breaking news is available on Twitter @Transum and if that's not enough there is also a Transum Facebook page. 

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  
If you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows: 
Alternatively, if you use Google Classroom, all you have to do is click on the green icon below in order to add this activity to one of your classes. 
It may be worth remembering that if Transum.org should go offline for whatever reason, there are mirror sites at Transum.com and Transum.info that contain most of the resources that are available here on Transum.org. When planning to use technology in your lesson always have a plan B! 
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. 
© Transum Mathematics 19972023
Scan the QR code below to visit the online version of this activity.
https://Transum.org/go/?Num=251
Nick, Waipahu Intermediate
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
"What is your highest score for this activity?
My student Matthew has 13."
M.EDW, UK
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
"I would have liked to this game but it is just too fast for my Y5s, is there a way that it can be slowed down  perhaps 3 levels depending on speed?
[Transum: Thanks for your feedback. The game has been given a complete makeover and there are now ten levels. I hope your Y5s enjoy this opportunity to become more familiar with square numbers.]"
Nick, Waipahu Intermediate
Monday, March 22, 2021
"Any teachers beaten level 6?
I'm sure my students will beat that soon.
I think you need a touch screen for this one."
Dom Jones, King's Interhigh
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
"I am a student and got 15 on level 6. I would love to see someone try beating it becait took me a lot of tries."