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?
How do scores on dice and factors of polynomials relate to each
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?
Which exact dilution ratios can you make using only 2 dilutions?
Which dilutions can you make using 10ml pipettes and 100ml
Can you fill in the mixed up numbers in this dilution calculation?
Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.
Can you break down this conversion process into logical steps?
A ladder 3m long rests against a wall with one end a short distance from its base. Between the wall and the base of a ladder is a garden storage box 1m tall and 1m high. What is the maximum distance. . . .
Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Mathmo is a revision tool for post-16 mathematics. It's great installed as a smartphone app, but it works well in pads and desktops and notebooks too. Give yourself a mathematical workout!
Give your further pure mathematics skills a workout with this interactive and reusable set of activities.
A mathematically themed crossword.
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. . . .
Three equilateral triangles ABC, AYX and XZB are drawn with the
point X a moveable point on AB. The points P, Q and R are the
centres of the three triangles. What can you say about triangle
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
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.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
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. . . .
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
Find the vertices of a pentagon given the midpoints of its sides.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
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.
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?
A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?
A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
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