Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be
drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and
find their angles?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
Use the clues to colour each square.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
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.
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?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can
you make images which show the turnings described?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire
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!
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can
this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover
an eight by eight chessboard?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be
placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals
have an even number of red counters?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there
is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How
about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no
consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?