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.

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.

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 hit?

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.

Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?

How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?

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

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

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.

A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.

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

7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls touch. What is the probability of winning?

Have you seen this way of doing multiplication ?

Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.

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

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.

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in the corner?

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?

Prove Pythagoras Theorem using enlargements and scale factors.

Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.

What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?

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?

Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?

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. . . .

Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in the patterm on this 3D grid?

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?

Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.

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.

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?

Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.

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.

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.

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.

Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?

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?

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

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

What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?

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...

A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.

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

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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. . . .