Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?
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 this junk?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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 brazier for roasting chestnuts?
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
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?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
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!
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?
This rectangle is cut into five pieces which fit exactly into a triangular outline and also into a square outline where the triangle, the rectangle and the square have equal areas.
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?
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?
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. . . .
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 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.
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.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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.
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
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?
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?