Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
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?
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 investigate factors and
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
A tool for generating random integers.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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?
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.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
You have 27 small cubes, 3 each of nine colours. Use the small cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of every colour.
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.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
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.
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?
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Match the cards of the same value.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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
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. . . .
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
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?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right
angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
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....?
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?
Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!