What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.
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?
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?
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?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
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 outlines of the chairs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
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?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
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?
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?
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.
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.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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!
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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 for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.