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.
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?
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?
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 Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
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 outlines of these clocks?
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
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!
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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. . . .
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.
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?
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 outlines of the chairs?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
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 generic circular pegboard resource.
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 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.
A train building game for 2 players.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
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 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.
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.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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!
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
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 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?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.