This resources contains a series of interactivities designed to
support work on transformations at Key Stage 4.
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
Triangle ABC has equilateral triangles drawn on its edges. Points
P, Q and R are the centres of the equilateral triangles. What can
you prove about the triangle PQR?
Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse
Show that for any triangle it is always possible to construct 3
touching circles with centres at the vertices. Is it possible to
construct touching circles centred at the vertices of any polygon?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Discover a handy way to describe reorderings and solve our anagram
in the process.
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
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?
Match the cards of the same value.
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. . . .
Charlie likes tablecloths that use as many colours as possible, but insists that his tablecloths have some symmetry. Can you work out how many colours he needs for different tablecloth designs?
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
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?
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?
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
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?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in
the patterm on this 3D grid?
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
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.
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. . . .
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?
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.
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
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.
How good are you at estimating angles?
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Can you break down this conversion process into logical steps?
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Which exact dilution ratios can you make using only 2 dilutions?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
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 tool for generating random integers.
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled
triangle of unit hypotenuse.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
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. . . .
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.