Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
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?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
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!
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.
Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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....?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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?
Play a dice game of chance
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Match the halves.
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.
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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?
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?
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.
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
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?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?