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 make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?
Two circles of equal radius touch at P. One circle is fixed whilst the other moves, rolling without slipping, all the way round. How many times does the moving coin revolve before returning to P?
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
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!
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
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.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same arc? Can you prove it?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
Can you find triangles on a 9-point circle? Can you work out their angles?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
A tilted square is a square with no horizontal sides. Can you devise a general instruction for the construction of a square when you are given just one of its sides?
Can you make the green spot travel through the tube by moving the yellow spot? Could you draw a tube that both spots would follow?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
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 make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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?
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?
Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
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?
A red square and a blue square overlap so that the corner of the red square rests on the centre of the blue square. Show that, whatever the orientation of the red square, it covers a quarter of the. . . .
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
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 explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
How good are you at estimating angles?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?