Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!

Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?

This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you give your collection a name?

How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?

The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?

How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.

If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?

Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

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.

Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.

Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?

Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?

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?

A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

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!

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.

Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

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?

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?

Create a pattern on the left-hand grid. How could you extend your pattern on the right-hand grid?

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

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.

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?

If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?

Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?

Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.