With red and blue beads on a circular wire; 'put a red bead between any two of the same colour and a blue between different colours then remove the original beads'. Keep repeating this. What happens?

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?

Find all the ways of placing the numbers 1 to 9 on a W shape, with 3 numbers on each leg, so that each set of 3 numbers has the same total.

Try to move the knight to visit each square once and return to the starting point on this unusual chessboard.

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.

Can you work through these direct proofs, using our interactive proof sorters?

This is an interactivity in which you have to sort into the correct order the steps in the proof of the formula for the sum of a geometric series.

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?

This is an interactivity in which you have to sort the steps in the completion of the square into the correct order to prove the formula for the solutions of quadratic equations.

Use this interactivity to sort out the steps of the proof of the formula for the sum of an arithmetic series. The 'thermometer' will tell you how you are doing

Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.

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 collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.

Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.

Discover a handy way to describe reorderings and solve our anagram in the process.

Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?

On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?

Re-arrange the pieces of the puzzle to form a rectangle and then to form an equilateral triangle. Calculate the angles and lengths.

Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in the patterm on this 3D grid?

Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.

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. . . .

Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?

This resource contains interactive problems to support work on number sequences at Key Stage 4.

How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?

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 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?

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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 set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.

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?

When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...

To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.

A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.

Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?

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.

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.

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. . . .

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.

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.

An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons

Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.

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.

This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on graphical interpretation at Key Stage 4.

Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.

Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.

Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.