A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
An activity centred around observations of dots and how we visualise number arrangement patterns.
Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?
Can you make a 3x3 cube with these shapes made from small cubes?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?
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?
Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these operations. What number do you end on?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
A toy has a regular tetrahedron, a cube and a base with triangular and square hollows. If you fit a shape into the correct hollow a bell rings. How many times does the bell ring in a complete game?
Can you shunt the trucks so that the Cattle truck and the Sheep truck change places and the Engine is back on the main line?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, involves open-topped boxes made with interlocking cubes. Explore the number of units of paint that are needed to cover the boxes. . . .
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?
10 space travellers are waiting to board their spaceships. There are two rows of seats in the waiting room. Using the rules, where are they all sitting? Can you find all the possible ways?
A variant on the game Alquerque
What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
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?
What is the least number of moves you can take to rearrange the bears so that no bear is next to a bear of the same colour?
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!
Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?
Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.
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?
What happens to the area of a square if you double the length of the sides? Try the same thing with rectangles, diamonds and other shapes. How do the four smaller ones fit into the larger one?
Investigate the number of paths you can take from one vertex to another in these 3D shapes. Is it possible to take an odd number and an even number of paths to the same vertex?
This challenge involves eight three-cube models made from interlocking cubes. Investigate different ways of putting the models together then compare your constructions.
Can you find ways of joining cubes together so that 28 faces are visible?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
One face of a regular tetrahedron is painted blue and each of the remaining faces are painted using one of the colours red, green or yellow. How many different possibilities are there?
A dog is looking for a good place to bury his bone. Can you work out where he started and ended in each case? What possible routes could he have taken?
Imagine a pyramid which is built in square layers of small cubes. If we number the cubes from the top, starting with 1, can you picture which cubes are directly below this first cube?
In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this sports car?
Billy's class had a robot called Fred who could draw with chalk held underneath him. What shapes did the pupils make Fred draw?
These points all mark the vertices (corners) of ten hidden squares. Can you find the 10 hidden squares?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this goat and giraffe?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the rocket?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
Here are shadows of some 3D shapes. What shapes could have made them?
Which of these dice are right-handed and which are left-handed?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?