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.
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?
Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?
In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.
Building up a simple Celtic knot. Try the interactivity or download the cards or have a go on squared paper.
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.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Which of these dice are right-handed and which are left-handed?
Can you make a 3x3 cube with these shapes made from small cubes?
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 outlines of the candle and sundial?
Here are more buildings to picture in your mind's eye. Watch out - they become quite complicated!
What is the relationship between these first two shapes? Which shape relates to the third one in the same way? Can you explain why?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
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.
Can you work out what kind of rotation produced this pattern of pegs in our pegboard?
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.
Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?
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.
Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.
Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?
A game has a special dice with a colour spot on each face. These three pictures show different views of the same dice. What colour is opposite blue?
How can you paint the faces of these eight cubes so they can be put together to make a 2 x 2 cube that is green all over AND a 2 x 2 cube that is yellow all over?
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?
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?
An activity centred around observations of dots and how we visualise number arrangement patterns.
Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?
Can you work out what shape is made by folding in this way? Why not create some patterns using this shape but in different sizes?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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!
In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?
This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?
Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?