Try ringing hand bells for yourself with interactive versions of
Diagram 2 (Plain Hunt Minimus) and Diagram 3 described in the
article 'Ding Dong Bell'.
This is an interactive net of a Rubik's cube. Twists of the 3D cube become mixes of the squares on the 2D net. Have a play and see how many scrambles you can undo!
A mathematically themed crossword.
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
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.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
P is a point on the circumference of a circle radius r which rolls,
without slipping, inside a circle of radius 2r. What is the locus
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?
This resources contains a series of interactivities designed to
support work on transformations at Key Stage 4.
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
Match the cards of the same value.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
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. . . .
Try to move the knight to visit each square once and return to the starting point on this unusual chessboard.
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
in how many ways can you place the numbers 1, 2, 3 … 9 in the
nine regions of the Olympic Emblem (5 overlapping circles) so that
the amount in each ring is the same?
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
You have 27 small cubes, 3 each of nine colours. Use the small cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of every colour.
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
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?
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 Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
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.
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
Use this animation to experiment with lotteries. Choose how many
balls to match, how many are in the carousel, and how many draws to
make at once.
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.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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!
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?
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.