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.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
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.
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.
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. . . .
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
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 Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
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 an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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 tool for generating random integers.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Match the cards of the same value.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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 beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore
probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.
A tilted square is a square with no horizontal sides. Can you
devise a general instruction for the construction of a square when
you are given just one of its sides?
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
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.
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
Can you find all the 4-ball shuffles?
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
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?
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.
What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?
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
Do you know how to find the area of a triangle? You can count the
squares. What happens if we turn the triangle on end? Press the
button and see. Try counting the number of units in the triangle
now. . . .