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.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
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.
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?
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
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?
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 collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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?
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
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?
Match the cards of the same value.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
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.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
A tool for generating random integers.
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?
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.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
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?
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.
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. . . .
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
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.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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.
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be
removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to
remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design.
Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two
different types of triangle?
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.