Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
Can you coach your rowing eight to win?
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?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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?
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you
search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
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!
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of
plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in
each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order
to balance this equaliser?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
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.
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
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.
Could games evolve by natural selection? Take part in this web experiment to find out!
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules,
to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Show how this pentagonal tile can be used to tile the plane and
describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images
in the tiling.
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
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
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 can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?
How many different triangles can you make which consist of the
centre point and two of the points on the edge? Can you work out
each of their angles?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide
on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
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.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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?
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?