Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make when the circles are different sizes?
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?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with the planks of different lengths?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.
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?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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....?
An odd version of tic tac toe
Can you match the halves in this interactive game?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a yellow rod using white and red rods?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
Use the clues to colour each square.
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
A simple spinner that is equally likely to land on Red or Black. Useful if tossing a coin, dropping it, and rummaging about on the floor have lost their appeal. Needs a modern browser; if IE then at. . . .
How good are you at estimating angles?
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
The 2012 primary advent calendar features twenty-four of our posters, one for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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?
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?