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?
An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
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?
We can cut a small triangle off the corner of a square and then fit the two pieces together. Can you work out how these shapes are made from the two pieces?
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 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 picture these buildings of cubes in your head. Can you make them to check whether you had imagined them correctly?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?
Move four sticks so there are exactly four triangles.
I found these clocks in the Arts Centre at the University of Warwick intriguing - do they really need four clocks and what times would be ambiguous with only two or three of them?
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.
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
Can you cover the camel with these 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?
Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?
Eight children each had a cube made from modelling clay. They cut them into four pieces which were all exactly the same shape and size. Whose pieces are the same? Can you decide who made each set?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.
Imagine a 3 by 3 by 3 cube. If you and a friend drill holes in some of the small cubes in the ways described, how many will have holes drilled through them?
A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
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.
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?
A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.
Have you ever tried tessellating capital letters? Have a look at these examples and then try some for yourself.
Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?
Have a look at what happens when you pull a reef knot and a granny knot tight. Which do you think is best for securing things together? Why?
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?
Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.
What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?
Can you work out what shape is made by folding in this way? Why not create some patterns using this shape but in different sizes?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the rabbits?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the clock?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the dragon?
This second article in the series refers to research about levels of development of spatial thinking and the possible influence of instruction.
This is the first article in a series which aim to provide some insight into the way spatial thinking develops in children, and draw on a range of reported research. The focus of this article is the. . . .
This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?