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.
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?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to
the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
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 activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Show how this pentagonal tile can be used to tile the plane and
describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images
in the tiling.
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?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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. . . .
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
A train building game for 2 players.
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?
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it
does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
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!
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
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.
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds.
What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged
L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
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 to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring
tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with
the measuring tool shown.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there
is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How
about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
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 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. . . .
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.