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.
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?
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 interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design.
Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two
different types of triangle?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
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?
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
Show how this pentagonal tile can be used to tile the plane and
describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images
in the tiling.
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 or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
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 this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds.
What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you
A simulation of target archery practice
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
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!
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged
L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
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.
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it
does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
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....?