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.
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?
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?
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?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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
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. . . .
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
A generic circular pegboard resource.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your
calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add,
subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be
drawn on peg boards with different numbers of 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?
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....?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move
him so that the graph shows a curve?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you create a story that would describe the movement of the man
shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
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
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!
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
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 see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
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?
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?
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.
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?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
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?