How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
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?
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
An odd version of tic tac toe
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
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?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Match the halves.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
A variant on the game Alquerque
A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Play a dice game of chance
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Investigate the different sounds you can make by putting the owls and donkeys on the wheel.
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?
What are the coordinates of the coloured dots that mark out the tangram? Try changing the position of the origin. What happens to the coordinates now?
Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
A train building game for 2 players.
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 work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?