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

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.

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...

It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?

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.

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.

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.

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?

Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?

A red square and a blue square overlap so that the corner of the red square rests on the centre of the blue square. Show that, whatever the orientation of the red square, it covers a quarter of the. . . .

The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"

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.

An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons

Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.

This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.

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

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 game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.

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?

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

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.

Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

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.

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

Find all the ways of placing the numbers 1 to 9 on a W shape, with 3 numbers on each leg, so that each set of 3 numbers has the same total.

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. . . .

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

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?

Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?

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

Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.

An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.

The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?

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

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

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

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

Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.

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

Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.

The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.

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

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 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.

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?

Which dilutions can you make using 10ml pipettes and 100ml measuring cylinders?