How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
Play a more cerebral countdown using complex numbers.
A tool for generating random integers.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
A mathematically themed crossword.
This resources contains a series of interactivities designed to
support work on transformations at Key Stage 4.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
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?
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?
How can we solve equations like 13x + 29y = 42 or 2x +4y = 13 with
the solutions x and y being integers? Read this article to find
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in
the patterm on this 3D grid?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
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?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
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?
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 beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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 locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?
A point P is selected anywhere inside an equilateral triangle. What
can you say about the sum of the perpendicular distances from P to
the sides of the triangle? Can you prove your conjecture?
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. . . .
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?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
Match the cards of the same value.
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.
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.
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. . . .
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?
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.
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
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
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?
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.
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.