Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
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.
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?
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?
A variant on the game Alquerque
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?
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?
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?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
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?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
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.
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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 Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
A train building game for 2 players.
Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you give your collection a name?
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?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
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. . . .
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
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!
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some 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.