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.
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?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
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
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication 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!
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?
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.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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. . . .
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?
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.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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.
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!
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. . . .
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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!
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?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
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 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?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
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?
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 generic circular pegboard resource.
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.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.