Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
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.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Two circles of equal radius touch at P. One circle is fixed whilst the other moves, rolling without slipping, all the way round. How many times does the moving coin revolve before returning to P?
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
A tool for generating random integers.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
Can you set the logic gates so that the number of bulbs which are
on is the same as the number of switches which are on?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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 beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Use the interactivity to play two of the bells in a pattern. How do
you know when it is your turn to ring, and how do you know which
bell to ring?
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Use the blue spot to help you move the yellow spot from one star to
the other. How are the trails of the blue and yellow spots related?
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
Match the cards of the same value.
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
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.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
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?
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.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Use the interactivity to listen to the bells ringing a pattern. Now
it's your turn! Play one of the bells yourself. How do you know
when it is your turn to ring?
Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players
take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single
pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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. . . .
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right
angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
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?
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?
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th