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
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?
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?
Play countdown with vectors.
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?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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
A mathematically themed crossword.
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'.
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
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?
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
An environment for exploring the properties of small groups.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Play a more cerebral countdown using complex numbers.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
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 explore number in this
A tool for generating random integers.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
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.
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.
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.
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
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 metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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 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. . . .
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. . . .
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.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?