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?
Play a more cerebral countdown using complex numbers.
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?
Take any parallelogram and draw squares on the sides of the parallelogram. What can you prove about the quadrilateral formed by joining the centres of these squares?
The shortest path between any two points on a snooker table is the straight line between them but what if the ball must bounce off one wall, or 2 walls, or 3 walls?
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
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 the cards of the same value.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
A tool for generating random integers.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled triangle of unit hypotenuse.
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
An environment for exploring the properties of small groups.
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 give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in the patterm on this 3D grid?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
Give your further pure mathematics skills a workout with this interactive and reusable set of activities.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of 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 interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
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.
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.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Try this interactivity to familiarise yourself with the proof that the square root of 2 is irrational. Sort the steps of the proof into the correct order.
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. . . .
A spherical balloon lies inside a wire frame. How much do you need to deflate it to remove it from the frame if it remains a sphere?
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.
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.
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?
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.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
A weekly challenge concerning prime 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.
Play countdown with vectors.
Play countdown with matrices
How good are you at estimating angles?
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. . . .
Mathmo is a revision tool for post-16 mathematics. It's great installed as a smartphone app, but it works well in pads and desktops and notebooks too. Give yourself a mathematical workout!