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?
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?
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 interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
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?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
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 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 the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move
him so that the graph shows a curve?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences
between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
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.
A train building game for 2 players.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged
L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
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?
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 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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!
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
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. . . .
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?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
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.
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds.
What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you
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.
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!