Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
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!
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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 see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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.
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.
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.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.
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?
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 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?
Use the clues to colour each square.
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?
Create a pattern on the left-hand grid. How could you extend your pattern on the right-hand grid?
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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 spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
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.
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 put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
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?