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?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
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?
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in
the patterm on this 3D grid?
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
Re-arrange the pieces of the puzzle to form a rectangle and then to
form an equilateral triangle. Calculate the angles and lengths.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
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.
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.
A mathematically themed crossword.
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
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.
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?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
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. . . .
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.
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.
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. . . .
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 metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
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. . . .
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
P is a point on the circumference of a circle radius r which rolls,
without slipping, inside a circle of radius 2r. What is the locus
Play countdown with matrices
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.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled
triangle of unit hypotenuse.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
A weekly challenge concerning prime 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?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.