What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.
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!
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
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 is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
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 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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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....?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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 see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
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?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A train building game for 2 players.
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.
Do you know how to find the area of a triangle? You can count the squares. What happens if we turn the triangle on end? Press the button and see. Try counting the number of units in the triangle now. . . .
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
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. . . .
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
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.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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.
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.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
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.
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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 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. . . .
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?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?