This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you give your collection a name?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
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?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
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?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
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.
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.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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!
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.
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?
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.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
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 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.
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.
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?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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. . . .
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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.
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?
Create a pattern on the left-hand grid. How could you extend your pattern on the right-hand grid?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?