What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.
Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?
Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?
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?
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.
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?
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?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
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.
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.
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!
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
A train building game for 2 players.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Can you create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
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
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 outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
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.
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?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
A variant on the game Alquerque
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
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?