This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you give your collection a name?
The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?
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.
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
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 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?
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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 put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
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!
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
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.
A variant on the game Alquerque
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
Play a dice game of chance
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
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?
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?