A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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.
How good are you at estimating angles?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
A tool for generating random integers.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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 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?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
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 moves.
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
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?
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 beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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.
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?
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. . . .
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 area.
This rectangle is cut into five pieces which fit exactly into a triangular outline and also into a square outline where the triangle, the rectangle and the square have equal areas.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?
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.
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?
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
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. . . .
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.
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?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Can you find all the 4-ball shuffles?
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
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?