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.
Prove Pythagoras' Theorem using enlargements and scale factors.
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. . . .
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?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
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.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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?
in how many ways can you place the numbers 1, 2, 3 … 9 in the nine regions of the Olympic Emblem (5 overlapping circles) so that the amount in each ring is the same?
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
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. . . .
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 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.
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
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 a range of problems and interactivities on the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects the distance it travels at each stage.
How good are you at estimating angles?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons
Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?
Discover a handy way to describe reorderings and solve our anagram in the process.
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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?
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.
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. . . .
What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.
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.
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. . . .
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.
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?
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?
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 beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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. . . .
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Match the cards of the same value.
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?
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?
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.
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.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects its speed at each stage.
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on number sequences at Key Stage 4.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.