Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?

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 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?

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!

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?

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

Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

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

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.

Euler discussed whether or not it was possible to stroll around Koenigsberg crossing each of its seven bridges exactly once. Experiment with different numbers of islands and bridges.

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.

The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?

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

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?

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

We can show that (x + 1)² = x² + 2x + 1 by considering the area of an (x + 1) by (x + 1) square. Show in a similar way that (x + 2)² = x² + 4x + 4

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?

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?

This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.

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?

Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.

Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?

A red square and a blue square overlap so that the corner of the red square rests on the centre of the blue square. Show that, whatever the orientation of the red square, it covers a quarter of the. . . .

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 that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.

Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.

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. . . .

When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...

It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?

Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

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.

Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...

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.

This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.

Use this animation to experiment with lotteries. Choose how many balls to match, how many are in the carousel, and how many draws to make at once.

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?

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?

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 simple spinner that is equally likely to land on Red or Black. Useful if tossing a coin, dropping it, and rummaging about on the floor have lost their appeal. Needs a modern browser; if IE then at. . . .

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!