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
This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you
give your collection a name?
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?
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.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
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.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
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.
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man
must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
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?
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?
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.
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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
A simulation of target archery practice
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move
him so that the graph shows a curve?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to
the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?
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?
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can
you make images which show the turnings described?
An odd version of tic tac toe
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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 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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right
angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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 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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Match the halves.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?