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
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?
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
Find the vertices of a pentagon given the midpoints of its sides.
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 make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
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?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
A point P is selected anywhere inside an equilateral triangle. What
can you say about the sum of the perpendicular distances from P to
the sides of the triangle? Can you prove your conjecture?
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
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.
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
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. . . .
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.
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. . . .
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?
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.
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?
If you continue the pattern, can you predict what each of the following areas will be? Try to explain your prediction.
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.
Match the cards of the same value.
A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
A tool for generating random integers.
Play countdown with vectors.
Play countdown with matrices
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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. . . .
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Discover a handy way to describe reorderings and solve our anagram
in the process.
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences
composed of square cells.
Can you work through these direct proofs, using our interactive
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.
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A mathematically themed crossword.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled
triangle of unit hypotenuse.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
This is an interactive net of a Rubik's cube. Twists of the 3D cube become mixes of the squares on the 2D net. Have a play and see how many scrambles you can undo!