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
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
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'.
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
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!
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
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.
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.
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.
A mathematically themed crossword.
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.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
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?
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. . . .
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 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. . . .
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. . . .
This resources contains a series of interactivities designed to
support work on transformations at Key Stage 4.
Find the vertices of a pentagon given the midpoints of its sides.
Match the cards of the same value.
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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?
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?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
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.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key
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?
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
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.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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?
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?
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?
Ask a friend to choose a number between 1 and 63. By identifying which of the six cards contains the number they are thinking of it is easy to tell them what the number is.
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Can you work through these direct proofs, using our interactive
A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.
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.
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!