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?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for
explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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!
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can
you make images which show the turnings described?
Match the halves.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged
L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
A train building game for 2 players.
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 game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run
against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with
the planks of different lengths?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be
placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals
have an even number of red counters?
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
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?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the
same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make
when the circles are different sizes?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man
must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?