Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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.
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
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 how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
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?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
An odd version of tic tac toe
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!
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
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.
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?
Create a pattern on the left-hand grid. How could you extend your pattern on the right-hand grid?
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?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?
Match the halves.
Twenty four games for the run-up to Christmas.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A variant on the game Alquerque
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this sports car?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
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?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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?
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 telephone?
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 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2