Can you put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you
give your collection a name?
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can
you make images which show the turnings described?
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it
does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and
find their angles?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Use the clues to colour each square.
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be
removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to
remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be
drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there
is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How
about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
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?
In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can
this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover
an eight by eight chessboard?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds.
What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers
less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the
alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?