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.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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?
Two circles of equal radius touch at P. One circle is fixed whilst the other moves, rolling without slipping, all the way round. How many times does the moving coin revolve before returning to P?
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?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
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 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?
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.
A red square and a blue square overlap so that the corner of the red square rests on the centre of the blue square. Show that, whatever the orientation of the red square, it covers a quarter of the. . . .
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for
explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right
angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be
drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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.
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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?
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
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?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be
removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to
remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
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 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 find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no
consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds.
What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and
find their angles?
What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?