Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
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 explore multiplication of fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
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.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Match the cards of the same value.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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.
A tool for generating random integers.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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 make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
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
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
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. . . .
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
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.
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.
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number
using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?
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. . . .
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.
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!
Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore
probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you
search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
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?
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
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.
Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your
calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add,
subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red
counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the
other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.