A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they
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 is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
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?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged
L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
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?
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 variant on the game Alquerque
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. . . .
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
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.
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.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Play a dice game of chance
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?
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?
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!
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
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 outlines of these people?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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
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.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it
does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Use the sightings of the lion to guess the location of its lair.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
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?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?