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 work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
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!
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
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.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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?
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.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
A train building game for 2 players.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .
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?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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.
Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
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....?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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?
Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This problem is about investigating whether it is possible to start at one vertex of a platonic solid and visit every other vertex once only returning to the vertex you started at.
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.
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.
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. . . .
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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?
These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.
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?
Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?
A simulation of target archery practice
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
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.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory