Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?
Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?
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.
Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with the planks of different lengths?
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?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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.
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
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?
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.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Use the clues to colour each square.
A simulation of target archery practice
Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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 these clocks?
Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.