Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
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?
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.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
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 Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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 give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in
the patterm on this 3D grid?
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
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.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
A tool for generating random integers.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
Rotate a copy of the trapezium about the centre of the longest side
of the blue triangle to make a square. Find the area of the square
and then derive a formula for the area of the trapezium.
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
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
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
Have you seen this way of doing multiplication ?
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. . . .
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Match the cards of the same value.
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 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. . . .
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
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?
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
A point P is selected anywhere inside an equilateral triangle. What
can you say about the sum of the perpendicular distances from P to
the sides of the triangle? Can you prove your conjecture?
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.
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
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. . . .
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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. . . .
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.