Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
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?
This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you
give your collection a name?
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral
triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them
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?
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?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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 many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man
must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
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?
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can
you make images which show the turnings described?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
A train building game for 2 players.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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!
An odd version of tic tac toe
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged
L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
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?
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the
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.
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
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 see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
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. . . .
Match the halves.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that
Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
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?