This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you give your collection a name?
Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?
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?
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 make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?
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?
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 brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
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?
Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?
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 for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
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 game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
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?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
Investigate the different sounds you can make by putting the owls and donkeys on the wheel.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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 train building game for 2 players.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Can you use the interactive to complete the tangrams in the shape of butterflies?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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?
Use the clues to colour each square.
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
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?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?