An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
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
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
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?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls touch. What is the probability of winning?
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
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.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same arc? Can you prove it?
Meg and Mo need to hang their marbles so that they balance. Use the interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.
What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?
Mo has left, but Meg is still experimenting. Use the interactivity to help you find out how she can alter her pouch of marbles and still keep the two pouches balanced.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Meg and Mo still need to hang their marbles so that they balance, but this time the constraints are different. Use the interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.
Match the cards of the same value.
Can you find triangles on a 9-point circle? Can you work out their angles?
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.
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Imagine picking up a bow and some arrows and attempting to hit the target a few times. Can you work out the settings for the sight that give you the best chance of gaining a high score?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in the corner?
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
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.
Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...
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?
Two circles of equal radius touch at P. One circle is fixed whilst the other moves, rolling without slipping, all the way round. How many times does the moving coin revolve before returning to P?