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.

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?

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.

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. . . .

Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.

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?

Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?

Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?

Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?

Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

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 interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?

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!

Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?

Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.

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?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

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 create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.

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 see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

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!

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

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?

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?

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

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 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?

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.

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 interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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?

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.

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?

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?

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

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.