Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
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?
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?
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting 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.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
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?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in the patterm on this 3D grid?
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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. . . .
Match the cards of the same value.
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 regular polygons
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Have you seen this way of doing multiplication ?
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
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.
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
Use this animation to experiment with lotteries. Choose how many balls to match, how many are in the carousel, and how many draws to make at once.
Discover a handy way to describe reorderings and solve our anagram in the process.
A simple spinner that is equally likely to land on Red or Black. Useful if tossing a coin, dropping it, and rummaging about on the floor have lost their appeal. Needs a modern browser; if IE then at. . . .
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled triangle of unit hypotenuse.
Can you set the logic gates so that the number of bulbs which are on is the same as the number of switches which are on?
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?
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. . . .
Prove Pythagoras' Theorem using enlargements and scale factors.
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 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?
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.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
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?
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.
How good are you at estimating angles?
A tool for generating random integers.