What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

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 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.

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?

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?

Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?

Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.

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?

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

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 use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?

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!

Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.

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.

A circle rolls around the outside edge of a square so that its circumference always touches the edge of the square. Can you describe the locus of the centre of the circle?

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?

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?

The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

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?

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

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.

An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons

A tilted square is a square with no horizontal sides. Can you devise a general instruction for the construction of a square when you are given just one of its sides?

Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?

Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.

What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same arc? Can you prove it?

Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

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....?

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

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?

Can you find triangles on a 9-point circle? Can you work out their angles?

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.

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?

Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?

Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?

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?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation