A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
A tool for generating random integers.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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.
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 collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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?
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.
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.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
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
This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore
probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair
game by adding odd and even numbers?
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.
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences
composed of square cells.
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.
Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and
investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping 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?
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.
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.
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?
What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Can you find all the 4-ball shuffles?
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it
does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.