Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
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?
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
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
A tool for generating random integers.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
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.
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.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore
probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.
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.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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?
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
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.
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
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Match the cards of the same value.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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. . . .
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair
game by adding odd and even numbers?
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!
What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the
same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make
when the circles are different sizes?
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.
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can
this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover
an eight by eight chessboard?
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds.
What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you
find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2? How about 9:6?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A generic circular pegboard resource.