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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?
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?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
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 people?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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.
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?
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
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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.
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.
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?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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.
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.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
A train building game for 2 players.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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?
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?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they