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 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.
Prove Pythagoras' Theorem using enlargements and scale factors.
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
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
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
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
Can you work through these direct proofs, using our interactive
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
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.
Re-arrange the pieces of the puzzle to form a rectangle and then to
form an equilateral triangle. Calculate the angles and lengths.
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. . . .
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 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?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
Discover a handy way to describe reorderings and solve our anagram
in the process.
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled
triangle of unit hypotenuse.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
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. . . .
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?
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.
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. . . .
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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 Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
If you continue the pattern, can you predict what each of the following areas will be? Try to explain your prediction.
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. . . .
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
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 resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key
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.
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 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?
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
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
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.