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.
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.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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 sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
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?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
An odd version of tic tac toe
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?
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
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?
Create a pattern on the left-hand grid. How could you extend your pattern on the right-hand grid?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
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?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
A variant on the game Alquerque
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 the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these rabbits?
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
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
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.
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?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
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 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 outline of Little Ming playing the board game?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
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. . . .
Try this interactive strategy game for 2