Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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!
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A train building game for 2 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
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 outlines of the chairs?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences
between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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?
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.
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. . . .
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
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 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.
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 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the rocket?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
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.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?