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?
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?
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.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
A mathematically themed crossword.
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.
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
Play countdown with matrices
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
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.
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?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
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
This resources contains a series of interactivities designed to
support work on transformations at Key Stage 4.
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.
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
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.
A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Play a more cerebral countdown using complex numbers.
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?
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
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. . . .
How good are you at estimating angles?
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?
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.
Match the cards of the same value.
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?
A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.
Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?
Play countdown with vectors.
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 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. . . .
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?