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. . . .
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
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 Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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 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?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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 metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Match the cards of the same value.
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.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
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?
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
How good are you at estimating angles?
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.
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. . . .
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.
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.
These formulae are often quoted, but rarely proved. In this article, we derive the formulae for the volumes of a square-based pyramid and a cone, using relatively simple mathematical concepts.
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.
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?
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 areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?
Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
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.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
You can move the 4 pieces of the jigsaw and fit them into both
outlines. Explain what has happened to the missing one unit of
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?