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?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
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 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?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
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.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
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.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.
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?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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?
What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
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....?
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 generic circular pegboard resource.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
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 put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
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.
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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?
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?
What are the coordinates of the coloured dots that mark out the tangram? Try changing the position of the origin. What happens to the coordinates now?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
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.
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.