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.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
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?
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 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?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be
drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
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.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
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.
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?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right
angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
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?
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
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and
find their angles?
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?
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.
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!
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
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?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
A train building game for 2 players.
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 interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire
You have 27 small cubes, 3 each of nine colours. Use the small cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of every colour.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds.
What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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 telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
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 these clocks?