Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?
A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
An activity centred around observations of dots and how we visualise number arrangement patterns.
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the camel and giraffe?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the playing piece?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the convex shapes?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the rabbits?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the clock?
These points all mark the vertices (corners) of ten hidden squares. Can you find the 10 hidden squares?
This article looks at levels of geometric thinking and the types of activities required to develop this thinking.
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?
Which of these dice are right-handed and which are left-handed?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Imagine a 3 by 3 by 3 cube made of 9 small cubes. Each face of the large cube is painted a different colour. How many small cubes will have two painted faces? Where are they?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mah Ling and Chi Wing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the silhouette of the junk?
We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. Then we build around that red cube with blue cubes and so on. How many cubes of each colour have we used?
Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.
Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the plaque design?
A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
This article for teachers describes a project which explores the power of storytelling to convey concepts and ideas to children.
Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the telescope and microscope?
Watch this animation. What do you see? Can you explain why this happens?
Why do you think that the red player chose that particular dot in this game of Seeing Squares?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the numbers?
Can you work out how many cubes were used to make this open box? What size of open box could you make if you had 112 cubes?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
Here are some arrangements of circles. How many circles would I need to make the next size up for each? Can you create your own arrangement and investigate the number of circles it needs?
Read about the adventures of Granma T and her grandchildren in this series of stories, accompanied by interactive tangrams.