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?
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?
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?
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
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
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
An environment for exploring the properties of small groups.
A mathematically themed crossword.
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
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?
Match the cards of the same value.
Play countdown with vectors.
Play a more cerebral countdown using complex numbers.
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.
Play countdown with matrices
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
What is the quickest route across a ploughed field when your speed
around the edge is greater?
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
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.
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.
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.
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
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
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?
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
Give your further pure mathematics skills a workout with this interactive and reusable set of activities.
Use this animation to experiment with lotteries. Choose how many
balls to match, how many are in the carousel, and how many draws to
make at once.
A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
How good are you at estimating angles?
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. . . .