How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
A variant on the game Alquerque
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
A simulation of target archery practice
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?
An odd version of tic tac toe
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
A train building game for 2 players.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
What are the coordinates of the coloured dots that mark out the tangram? Try changing the position of the origin. What happens to the coordinates now?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.