Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
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?
Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.
How will you go about finding all the jigsaw pieces that have one peg and one hole?
What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?
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?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Use the clues to colour each square.
What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
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 find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
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?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a yellow rod using white and red rods?
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?
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?
How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
This article for teachers suggests activities based on pegboards, from pattern generation to finding all possible triangles, for example.
Find all the different shapes that can be made by joining five equilateral triangles edge to edge.
This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.
The brown frog and green frog want to swap places without getting wet. They can hop onto a lily pad next to them, or hop over each other. How could they do it?
These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.
These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.
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?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this line?
This problem focuses on Dienes' Logiblocs. What is the same and what is different about these pairs of shapes? Can you describe the shapes in the picture?
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
Vincent and Tara are making triangles with the class construction set. They have a pile of strips of different lengths. How many different triangles can they make?
Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?
Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?
These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
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?
Can you help the children find the two triangles which have the lengths of two sides numerically equal to their areas?
This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, involves open-topped boxes made with interlocking cubes. Explore the number of units of paint that are needed to cover the boxes. . . .
How many triangles can you make on the 3 by 3 pegboard?
Swap the stars with the moons, using only knights' moves (as on a chess board). What is the smallest number of moves possible?
Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers? Many opportunities to work in different ways.
An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.