Four cards are shuffled and placed into two piles of two. Starting with the first pile of cards - turn a card over...
You win if all your cards end up in the trays before you run out of cards in. . . .
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. . . .
This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore
probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair
game by adding odd and even numbers?
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.
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls
touch. What is the probability of winning?
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. . . .
Identical discs are flipped in the air. You win if all of the faces
show the same colour. Can you calculate the probability of winning
with n discs?
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
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. . . .
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
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.
Match the cards of the same value.
This resources contains a series of interactivities designed to
support work on transformations at Key Stage 4.
Can you find all the 4-ball shuffles?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
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?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in
the patterm on this 3D grid?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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. . . .
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?
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?
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?
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.
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
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
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?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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.
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?
Ask a friend to choose a number between 1 and 63. By identifying which of the six cards contains the number they are thinking of it is easy to tell them what the number is.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
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?
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
A tool for generating random integers.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular
arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled
triangle of unit hypotenuse.