A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
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?
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.
A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
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 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?
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?
What can you see? What do you notice? What questions can you ask?
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.
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.
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.
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 game for two players on a large squared space.
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
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.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
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.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the playing piece?
Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?
Can you find a way of counting the spheres in these arrangements?
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?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the dragon?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the rabbits?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
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 outlines of the convex shapes?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the clock?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mah Ling and Chi Wing?
This second article in the series refers to research about levels of development of spatial thinking and the possible influence of instruction.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the silhouette of the junk?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
These points all mark the vertices (corners) of ten hidden squares. Can you find the 10 hidden squares?
This article looks at levels of geometric thinking and the types of activities required to develop this thinking.
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
This article for teachers describes how modelling number properties involving multiplication using an array of objects not only allows children to represent their thinking with concrete materials,. . . .
A hundred square has been printed on both sides of a piece of paper. What is on the back of 100? 58? 23? 19?
If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the plaque design?
Which of these dice are right-handed and which are left-handed?
Here are shadows of some 3D shapes. What shapes could have made them?