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.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
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!
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
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.
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?
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
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.
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.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?
Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
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?
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?
Can you cover the camel with these pieces?
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.
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?
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.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Create a pattern on the left-hand grid. How could you extend your pattern on the right-hand grid?
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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?
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?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?
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....?
Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.