This resources contains a series of interactivities designed to
support work on transformations at Key Stage 4.
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 countdown with matrices
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
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?
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?
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
A mathematically themed crossword.
How can we solve equations like 13x + 29y = 42 or 2x +4y = 13 with
the solutions x and y being integers? Read this article to find
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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?
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.
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.
Try ringing hand bells for yourself with interactive versions of
Diagram 2 (Plain Hunt Minimus) and Diagram 3 described in the
article 'Ding Dong Bell'.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
A tool for generating random integers.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
Play countdown with vectors.
Play a more cerebral countdown using complex numbers.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
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.
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.
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
Match the cards of the same value.
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.
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. . . .
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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. . . .
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.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Give your further pure mathematics skills a workout with this interactive and reusable set of activities.