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
Use this interactivity to sort out the steps of the proof of the formula for the sum of an arithmetic series. The 'thermometer' will tell you how you are doing
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
Prove Pythagoras' Theorem using enlargements and scale factors.
Can you work through these direct proofs, using our interactive
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.
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.
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.
Find the vertices of a pentagon given the midpoints of its sides.
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
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
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?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
Discover a handy way to describe reorderings and solve our anagram
in the process.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
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. . . .
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.
Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
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.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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?
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.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
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?
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
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
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?
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?
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. . . .
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled
triangle of unit hypotenuse.