This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?
In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
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?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Use the clues to colour each square.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
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!
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?
If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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....?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a yellow rod using white and red rods?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
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 two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
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?
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.
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?
Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?
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.
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?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?