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?

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?

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

When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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 explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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

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

This resource contains interactive problems to support work on number sequences at Key Stage 4.

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?

Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.

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?

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 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.

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?

Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

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.

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. . . .

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.

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

Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.

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?

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

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

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

Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.

An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.

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

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

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

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

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.

A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key Stage 4.

Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.

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