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?
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?
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 dilutions can you make using 10ml pipettes and 100ml
Can you fill in the mixed up numbers in this dilution calculation?
Which exact dilution ratios can you make using only 2 dilutions?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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 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.
Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse
Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?
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. . . .
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. . . .
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
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!
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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
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?
Play countdown with matrices
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?
Give your further pure mathematics skills a workout with this interactive and reusable set of activities.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.
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?
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?
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.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
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?
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
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.
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?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
Play countdown with vectors.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
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.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
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. . . .
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.
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?
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?