What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

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?

What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.

This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you give your collection a name?

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

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?

If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?

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?

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!

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?

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.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?

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.

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 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 outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

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 the chairs?

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.

Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?

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?

Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.

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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.

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?

Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.

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.

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?

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?

These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.

Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.

Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?