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Counters

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Taking Steps

Age 7 to 11
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In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.

Dragons and Swans

Age 5 to 7
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A game for two players. You'll need some counters.

Knight's Swap

Age 7 to 11
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Swap the stars with the moons, using only knights' moves (as on a chess board). What is the smallest number of moves possible?

Waiting for Blast Off

Age 7 to 11
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10 space travellers are waiting to board their spaceships. There are two rows of seats in the waiting room. Using the rules, where are they all sitting? Can you find all the possible ways?

Jigsaw Pieces

Age 7 to 11
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How will you go about finding all the jigsaw pieces that have one peg and one hole?

Circles, Circles

Age 5 to 11
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Here are some arrangements of circles. How many circles would I need to make the next size up for each? Can you create your own arrangement and investigate the number of circles it needs?

Seeing Squares for Two

Age 5 to 11
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Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

Display Boards

Age 7 to 11
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Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.

Open Boxes

Age 7 to 11
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Can you work out how many cubes were used to make this open box? What size of open box could you make if you had 112 cubes?

Shunting Puzzle

Age 7 to 11
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Can you shunt the trucks so that the Cattle truck and the Sheep truck change places and the Engine is back on the main line?

Seeing Squares

Age 5 to 11
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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.

Single Track

Age 7 to 11
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What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?

Map Folding

Age 7 to 11
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Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?

Cover the Camel

Age 5 to 7
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Can you cover the camel with these pieces?

The Development of Spatial and Geometric Thinking: the Importance of Instruction.

Age 5 to 11

This article looks at levels of geometric thinking and the types of activities required to develop this thinking.

Finding 3D Stacks

Age 7 to 11
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Can you find a way of counting the spheres in these arrangements?

Sea Defences

Age 7 to 14
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These are pictures of the sea defences at New Brighton. Can you work out what a basic shape might be in both images of the sea wall and work out a way they might fit together?

Quadrilaterals

Age 7 to 11
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How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?

Odd Squares

Age 7 to 11
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Think of a number, square it and subtract your starting number. Is the number you’re left with odd or even? How do the images help to explain this?

Hexpentas

Age 5 to 11
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How many different ways can you find of fitting five hexagons together? How will you know you have found all the ways?

Coded Hundred Square

Age 7 to 11
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This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

Routes 1 and 5

Age 5 to 7
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Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these operations. What number do you end on?

Alquerque

Age 5 to 18

This game for two, was played in ancient Egypt as far back as 1400 BC. The game was taken by the Moors to Spain, where it is mentioned in 13th century manuscripts, and the Spanish name Alquerque. . . .

Multiplication Series: Illustrating Number Properties with Arrays

Age 5 to 11

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,. . . .

Dramatic Mathematics

Age 5 to 11

This article for teachers describes a project which explores the power of storytelling to convey concepts and ideas to children.

Endless Noughts and Crosses

Age 7 to 11
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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.

Sprouts

Age 7 to 18
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A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

Twice as Big?

Age 7 to 11
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Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

Right or Left?

Age 7 to 11
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Which of these dice are right-handed and which are left-handed?

Put Yourself in a Box

Age 7 to 11
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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.

World of Tan 13 - A Storm in a Tea Cup

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the convex shapes?

Tangram Tangle

Age 5 to 7
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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?

Colour Wheels

Age 7 to 11
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Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

World of Tan 17 - Weather

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the house?

World of Tan 19 - A Circular Problem

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this teacup?

World of Tan 30 - Logical Thinking

Age 7 to 11
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Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?

World of Tan 7 - Golden Goose

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the plaque design?

World of Tan 6 - Junk

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the silhouette of the junk?

World of Tan 18 - Soup

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mah Ling and Chi Wing?

World of Tan 28 - Concentrating on Coordinates

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the playing piece?

World of Tan 24 - Clocks

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the clock?

World of Tan 1 - Granma T

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

World of Tan 12 - All in a Fluff

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the rabbits?

World of Tan 20 - Fractions

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?

World of Tan 5 - Dragon

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the dragon?

World of Tan 4 - Monday Morning

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Wai Ping, Wu Ming and Chi Wing?

World of Tan

Age 5 to 11
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Read about the adventures of Granma T and her grandchildren in this series of stories, accompanied by interactive tangrams.

World of Tan 9 - Animals

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the camel and giraffe?

How Many?

Age 5 to 11
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Have a look at these photos of different fruit. How many do you see? How did you count?