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?
This resources contains a series of interactivities designed to
support work on transformations at Key Stage 4.
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?
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 find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
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?
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?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the
circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls
touch. What is the probability of winning?
Show how this pentagonal tile can be used to tile the plane and
describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images
in the tiling.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular
arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair
game by adding odd and even numbers?
What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the
angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same
arc? Can you prove it?
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in
the patterm on this 3D grid?
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. . . .
Meg and Mo still need to hang their marbles so that they balance,
but this time the constraints are different. Use the interactivity
to experiment and find out what they need to do.
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
Meg and Mo need to hang their marbles so that they balance. Use the
interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.
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?
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you
search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
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.
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?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
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. . . .
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.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
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.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
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.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Imagine picking up a bow and some arrows and attempting to hit the
target a few times. Can you work out the settings for the sight
that give you the best chance of gaining a high score?
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide
on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
How many different triangles can you make which consist of the
centre point and two of the points on the edge? Can you work out
each of their angles?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set
off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one
of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...