A ladder 3m long rests against a wall with one end a short distance from its base. Between the wall and the base of a ladder is a garden storage box 1m tall and 1m high. What is the maximum distance. . . .
Which exact dilution ratios can you make using only 2 dilutions?
It is possible to identify a particular card out of a pack of 15
with the use of some mathematical reasoning. What is this reasoning
and can it be applied to other numbers of cards?
Which dilutions can you make using 10ml pipettes and 100ml
Can you fill in the mixed up numbers in this dilution calculation?
Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.
Can you break down this conversion process into logical steps?
Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?
A right-angled isosceles triangle is rotated about the centre point
of a square. What can you say about the area of the part of the
square covered by the triangle as it rotates?
Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Prove Pythagoras Theorem using enlargements and scale factors.
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
There are 27 small cubes in a 3 x 3 x 3 cube, 54 faces being
visible at any one time. Is it possible to reorganise these cubes
so that by dipping the large cube into a pot of paint three times
you. . . .
If you continue the pattern, can you predict what each of the following areas will be? Try to explain your prediction.
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
P is a point on the circumference of a circle radius r which rolls,
without slipping, inside a circle of radius 2r. What is the locus
This is an interactive net of a Rubik's cube. Twists of the 3D cube become mixes of the squares on the 2D net. Have a play and see how many scrambles you can undo!
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
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.
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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.
Rotate a copy of the trapezium about the centre of the longest side
of the blue triangle to make a square. Find the area of the square
and then derive a formula for the area of the trapezium.
Can you coach your rowing eight to win?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
A java applet that takes you through the steps needed to solve a
Diophantine equation of the form Px+Qy=1 using Euclid's algorithm.
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
There are thirteen axes of rotational symmetry of a unit cube. Describe them all. What is the average length of the parts of the axes of symmetry which lie inside the cube?
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in
the patterm on this 3D grid?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but
what if they were tilted?
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key
Place a red counter in the top left corner of a 4x4 array, which is
covered by 14 other smaller counters, leaving a gap in the bottom
right hand corner (HOME). What is the smallest number of moves. . . .
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 interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and