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
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?
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?
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
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 backwards?
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. . . .
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?
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
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?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
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?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
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.
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
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!
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
A train building game for 2 players.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Do you know how to find the area of a triangle? You can count the squares. What happens if we turn the triangle on end? Press the button and see. Try counting the number of units in the triangle now. . . .
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. . . .
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.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
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.
This rectangle is cut into five pieces which fit exactly into a triangular outline and also into a square outline where the triangle, the rectangle and the square have equal areas.
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Match the cards of the same value.