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 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?
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?
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.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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. . . .
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
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?
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?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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?
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 use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
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 interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
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?
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 find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
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.
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?