Can you draw a square in which the perimeter is numerically equal to the area?
This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
These rectangles have been torn. How many squares did each one have inside it before it was ripped?
A thoughtful shepherd used bales of straw to protect the area around his lambs. Explore how you can arrange the bales.
What is the smallest number of tiles needed to tile this patio? Can you investigate patios of different sizes?
Investigate all the different squares you can make on this 5 by 5 grid by making your starting side go from the bottom left hand point. Can you find out the areas of all these squares?
My local DIY shop calculates the price of its windows according to the area of glass and the length of frame used. Can you work out how they arrived at these prices?
What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.
How many ways can you find of tiling the square patio, using square tiles of different sizes?
Use the clues about the symmetrical properties of these letters to place them on the grid.
This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.
An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.
How many different symmetrical shapes can you make by shading triangles or squares?
How many rectangles can you find in this shape? Which ones are differently sized and which are 'similar'?
A challenging activity focusing on finding all possible ways of stacking rods.
Can you help the children find the two triangles which have the lengths of two sides numerically equal to their areas?
How many different ways can you find of fitting five hexagons together? How will you know you have found all the ways?
How have "Warmsnug" arrived at the prices shown on their windows? Which window has been given an incorrect price?
Sally and Ben were drawing shapes in chalk on the school playground. Can you work out what shapes each of them drew using the clues?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?
Cut differently-sized square corners from a square piece of paper to make boxes without lids. Do they all have the same volume?
This article for teachers suggests activities based on pegboards, from pattern generation to finding all possible triangles, for example.
These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.
How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?
Systematically explore the range of symmetric designs that can be created by shading parts of the motif below. Use normal square lattice paper to record your results.
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
What is the largest 'ribbon square' you can make? And the smallest? How many different squares can you make altogether?
I was in my car when I noticed a line of four cars on the lane next to me with number plates starting and ending with J, K, L and M. What order were they in?
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?
Use the clues to find out who's who in the family, to fill in the family tree and to find out which of the family members are mathematicians and which are not.
Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.
George and Jim want to buy a chocolate bar. George needs 2p more and Jim need 50p more to buy it. How much is the chocolate bar?
Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
Tim had nine cards each with a different number from 1 to 9 on it. How could he have put them into three piles so that the total in each pile was 15?
If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?
Alice's mum needs to go to each child's house just once and then back home again. How many different routes are there? Use the information to find out how long each road is on the route she took.
Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?
How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?
Just four procedures were used to produce a design. How was it done? Can you be systematic and elegant so that someone can follow your logic?
Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?
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?
Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?
Can you put plus signs in so this is true? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 99 How many ways can you do it?
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?
There are seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.