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?
This is an interactive net of a Rubik's cube. Twists of the 3D cube become mixes of the squares on the 2D net. Have a play and see how many scrambles you can undo!
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.
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.
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.
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. . . .
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
A mathematically themed crossword.
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?
Re-arrange the pieces of the puzzle to form a rectangle and then to form an equilateral triangle. Calculate the angles and lengths.
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.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons
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?
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
A tool for generating random integers.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
How good are you at estimating angles?
Match the cards of the same value.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
If you continue the pattern, can you predict what each of the following areas will be? Try to explain your prediction.
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?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
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 simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
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?
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
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.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
Make and prove a conjecture about the cyclic quadrilateral inscribed in a circle of radius r that has the maximum perimeter and the maximum area.
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled triangle of unit hypotenuse.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on graphical interpretation at Key Stage 4.
It is possible to identify a particular card out of a pack of 15 with the use of some mathematical reasoning. What is this reasoning and can it be applied to other numbers of cards?
A ladder 3m long rests against a wall with one end a short distance from its base. Between the wall and the base of a ladder is a garden storage box 1m tall and 1m high. What is the maximum distance. . . .
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Six circles around a central circle make a flower. Watch the flower as you change the radii in this circle packing. Prove that with the given ratios of the radii the petals touch and fit perfectly.
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
Play a more cerebral countdown using complex numbers.