Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man
must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Match the halves.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
A variant on the game Alquerque
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
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!
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?
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!
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!
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. . . .
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can
you work out the strategies needed to 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?
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?
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.
Use the sightings of the lion to guess the location of its lair.
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
Use the clues to colour each square.
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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?
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?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these
A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.
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.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation