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.

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 moves.

To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.

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?

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

A counter is placed in the bottom right hand corner of a grid. You toss a coin and move the star according to the following rules: ... What is the probability that you end up in the top left-hand. . . .

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.

Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?

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?

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.

Ask a friend to choose a number between 1 and 63. By identifying which of the six cards contains the number they are thinking of it is easy to tell them what the number is.

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.

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 of P?

A circle rolls around the outside edge of a square so that its circumference always touches the edge of the square. Can you describe the locus of the centre of the circle?

This is an interactivity in which you have to sort the steps in the completion of the square into the correct order to prove the formula for the solutions of quadratic equations.

Use the interactivity to listen to the bells ringing a pattern. Now it's your turn! Play one of the bells yourself. How do you know when it is your turn to ring?

Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.

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.

The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?

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.

You can move the 4 pieces of the jigsaw and fit them into both outlines. Explain what has happened to the missing one unit of area.

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. . . .

A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.

Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

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. . . .

If you continue the pattern, can you predict what each of the following areas will be? Try to explain your prediction.

On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?

How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?

Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in the patterm on this 3D grid?

Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.

Do you know how to find the area of a triangle? You can count the squares. What happens if we turn the triangle on end? Press the button and see. Try counting the number of units in the triangle now. . . .

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?

Have you seen this way of doing multiplication ?

Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.

Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.

Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.

A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.

Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.

Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!

An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.

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.

This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?