Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair
game by adding odd and even numbers?
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 collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
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?
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
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
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.
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 discover whether this is a fair 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.
Find the vertices of a pentagon given the midpoints of its sides.
Have you seen this way of doing multiplication ?
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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.
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?
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?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
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. . . .
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 beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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?
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.
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?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
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
Prove Pythagoras' Theorem using enlargements and scale factors.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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
You have 27 small cubes, 3 each of nine colours. Use the small cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of every colour.
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
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.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
A tool for generating random integers.
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
Balancing interactivity with springs and weights.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
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.