What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

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.

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 happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.

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 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

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.

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!

Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

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.

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?

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?

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

This problem is about investigating whether it is possible to start at one vertex of a platonic solid and visit every other vertex once only returning to the vertex you started at.

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?

Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

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?

Euler discussed whether or not it was possible to stroll around Koenigsberg crossing each of its seven bridges exactly once. Experiment with different numbers of islands and bridges.

Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.

Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

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 and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .

Can you use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?

Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

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.

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

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?

A circle rolls around the outside edge of a square so that its circumference always touches the edge of the square. Can you describe the locus of the centre of the circle?

What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?

Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?

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?

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.

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

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 game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some 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.

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 entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?

Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...

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?