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?
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.
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?
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
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 Granma T?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
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.
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 the child walking home from school?
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?
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.
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?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
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.
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
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.
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 train building game for 2 players.
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.
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?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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!
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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?
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. . . .
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
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.