An environment for exploring the properties of small groups.
Discover a handy way to describe reorderings and solve our anagram
in the process.
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?
This resources contains a series of interactivities designed to
support work on transformations 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?
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?
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
A mathematically themed crossword.
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
Try to move the knight to visit each square once and return to the starting point on this unusual chessboard.
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Match the cards of the same value.
Ask a friend to choose a number between 1 and 63. By identifying which of the six cards contains the number they are thinking of it is easy to tell them what the number is.
A counter is placed in the bottom right hand corner of a grid. You
toss a coin and move the star according to the following rules: ...
What is the probability that you end up in the top left-hand. . . .
Four cards are shuffled and placed into two piles of two. Starting with the first pile of cards - turn a card over...
You win if all your cards end up in the trays before you run out of cards in. . . .
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Balancing interactivity with springs and weights.
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in
the patterm on this 3D grid?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Play a more cerebral countdown using complex numbers.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Play countdown with matrices
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
The shortest path between any two points on a snooker table is the straight line between them but what if the ball must bounce off one wall, or 2 walls, or 3 walls?
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.
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
Can you set the logic gates so that the number of bulbs which are on is the same as the number of switches which are on?
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 beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
It is possible to identify a particular card out of a pack of 15
with the use of some mathematical reasoning. What is this reasoning
and can it be applied to other numbers of cards?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?