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?
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?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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?
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
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.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
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?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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. . . .
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Match the halves.
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?
A train building game for 2 players.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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.
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?
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.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
A simulation of target archery practice
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?
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
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....?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.