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?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
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?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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?
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
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?
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?
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 environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons
A train building game for 2 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?
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!
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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 outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
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 the chairs?
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. . . .
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 outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
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.
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 this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?