Twelve regular 2D pentagons join together nicely in 3D to make a dodecahedron. 120 of those dodecahedrons unite in 4D space to form the glorious hyper-dodecahedron! 4D manufacturing is very expensive though, so we've made Dodecaplex. Dodecaplex is a physical puzzle...
Check out our mathematically curious dice. Like the Non Transitive Grime Dice, The Go First Dice, the Skew Dice and loads more.
365 puzzles in one! Every day, try to arrange these cleverly conceived tiles so that only today's date is left exposed. How how about looking for your birthday or special anniversary. There are almost 120 thousand ways the pieces fit in...
Utilities Puzzle Mug
OK, so you might have seen this puzzle before but the chances are you've only ever tried to solve it in two-dimensional Euclidean space (on a bit of paper). But topology is everything when it comes to the Utilities Problem....
Hole Mug: Extreme Utilities Puzzle
How many holes does this mug have? This question has caused much debate in the Maths Gear team!In topology, a mug is considered the same as a doughnut, because they both have a hole (you might call it a handle). But this...
Ultimate solids of constant width
These are the 3D version of our shapes of constant width. Amazingly, they are the same width no matter how you orient them, which you'd think was only true of spheres. Manufactured by The Matter Collection, these solids are made from...
Jigsaw Jigsaw puzzle
We're big fans of recursion here at Maths Gear so we just had to stock this 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle of a jigsaw puzzle. Click on the second image to see what the finished puzzle will look like. Click here to find...
Genius Square is a competitive puzzle game. The aim is to complete the square using the nine coloured shapes, once the seven ‘blockers’ have been positioned. There may be times when it seems impossible, but there will ALWAYS be at...
Squared Square Coasters
You may have heard of squaring the circle - but what about squaring the square?A square made from smaller squares is known as a squared square. The hard bit is that the sides of each square need to be an...
Extensor Construction Kit
Extensor pieces use a scissor-like mechanism to extend and contract, and can be connected together to build shapes and structures which can then themselves expand and contract in cool ways. This starter set contains 40 plastic parts (including X and...
Do you have unruly shirt cuffs? Do you like mathematical constants? Well do we have an irrational solution for you! These snazzy pi cufflinks will help you calculate the circumference of your wrists given their diameter, and look stylish while...
The PhiTOP is an elegant scientific, mathematical, artistic and aesthetically pleasing object that brings joy to the eye, hand and mind. A polished aluminium prolate ellipsoid with height-to-diameter ratio Φ ~ 1.618…, also known as a Golden Ellipsoid, the PhiTOP...
Giiker i3S Bluetooth Rubik's Cube
The Giiker SuperCube is the world’s first smart 3×3×3 twisty puzzle cube. With Bluetooth connection to a smartphone or tablet, the accompanying app (available on iOS and Android) can detect the twists you make on the cube, displaying the result on the...
With the Drinkulator, you can drink and calculate at the same time, or 'drinkulate' as the cool mathematicians are saying. Use your drinking glass to add, multiply, subtract and divide. The Drinkulator works using the curve of a depressed cubic equation...
Amicable Numbers pair of keyrings – Nerd Romance
In the world of numbers, 220 and 284 are special because they come as a pair. They are a pair because, if you take all the numbers that divide 220 (1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 11, 20, 22, 44, 55, 110...
Grime Cube: The Magic Square With A Twist!
This is a Rubik-style twisty puzzle with added maths, created by our very own James Grime. The Grime Cube can be solved two different ways: so that each face is a magic square, or so each face is the same...
Shapes Of Constant Width
No matter how you rotate a circle, it’s width will always stay the same. So far, so obvious. But if you thought this property was unique to circles, then these shapes of constant width will blow your mind. Check out...
Maths Reward Stickers
Matt originally made these as a gift to give to a few schools he works with. But word got around and he was inundated with requests to buy them. So here they are. Available to buy.These stickers are themed like...
The brainchild of mathematician and artist Edmund Harriss, Curvahedra gives you all the fun of a good challenging puzzle along with the freedom to explore and create your own unique and beautiful pieces.One set of the Curvahedra Ball contains twelve...
Truncatable Prime Pencil pack
Brought to you by Maths Inspiration, this pencil is printed with the largest left-truncatable prime number: this means it remains prime no matter how much you sharpen the pencil. 357686312646216567629137 is itself prime, but so is 57686312646216567629137, and 7686312646216567629137, and so on...
Mathematical board games
We've found a handfull of great board games with mathematics at their heart. Check them out!
A wide range of Rubik-style twisty puzzles and speed cubes. These may look like toys, but they're serious sporting equipment. Also: fun toys.
Tantrix is an elegant coffee-table strategy game. Its mix of skill and chance makes it utterly addictive. I'm personally a big fan of the solitaire puzzles (think of them like the campaign mode instead of the multiplayer mode). This pack contains 56 tiles....
All the best maths books from our founders and friends. Best sellers from the like of Matt Parker, Steve Mould, Simon Singh and Rob Eastaway.
π Ice Cube Tray
While the cube is a wonderful shape, and tessellates 3D space beautifully, it seems a bit boring as a shape for ice to put in your drink. With this π Ice Cube Tray, you can freeze some H2O in the...
Möbius Muffler scarf
You're hopefully already aware of the brilliant Möbius band - a strip of paper wrapped round with a twist, which exhibits some peculiar mathematical properties (try drawing a line all the way around one, or cutting it half). In fact, if you...
Binary Birthday Candles
I turned 100101 this year, and how better to celebrate than with a properly adorned cake. With our multi-pack of candles in the shape of 1s and 0s you can express any age up to 126 (and around 40.7% of ages between...
Mathematical chopping board from The Obsessive Chef
This 9x12" beechwood chopping board is perfect for mathematically precise cooking. Recipe calls for 1 inch cubes? No problem. "Finely chopped"? What does that even mean? The Obsessive Chef has you covered. It'll even help you with angles. I used mine...
Are your balloons topologically trivial? Do you party harder than a mere spherical balloon can handle? Then you need... a torus! These Toroidal balloons have a much more interesting structure than a standard-issue sphere, and can be used to: Liven...
Symmetry groups wrapping paper
You may have heard mathematicians say that there are only 17 types of wallpaper. Which is a shorthand way of saying, if you print a repeating pattern, it will definitely have 1 of only 17 possible symmetry groups. A symmetry...
Math Stack Playing Cards
This beautifully designed deck of cards celebrates 36 mathematical constants. The shapes of the suits themselves are described by simple and striking equations, brought to life on the ace cards. Price = p176 pence = £10.49
This award winning card game is for one or more players. Recommended for ages six and above, the object of the game is to identify “sets” of three cards. Each card is unique in its four features: colour – red,...
Fibonacci Spiral Clock
This unusual clock tells the time with a spiral arm. To add a little mathematical beauty, the arm is a Fibonacci spiral meaning the line moves further from the centre by a factor of 1.618... (the Golden Ratio) for every...
There are a few maths clock options out there for the discerning temporal number fan. But this one is our favourite because it doesn't show you equations for the the standard hours of 1 to 12. No, instead of showing you boring-o'clock it...
Check out how versatile these digital discs are. From science comedy to fascinating maths for kids.
This beautiful clock takes advantage of the fact that if you place a diagonal line on a rotating base, it'll trace out a hyperbola shape in 3D. The hours are marked on the clock, and whichever one the hand is pointing...
If you're shopping for a nerd and you're not sure what they'd like, you could always get them a gift card. The gift card details will be emailed to you immediately so you can print them out as a super-last-minute...