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Interactive Workout - Mathmo

Stage: 5 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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!

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A Question of Scale

Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?

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Direct Logic

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you work through these direct proofs, using our interactive proof sorters?

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Power Match

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?

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Which Spinners?

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?

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Interactive Spinners

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.

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First Connect Three

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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?

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Napier's Location Arithmetic

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Have you seen this way of doing multiplication ?

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Interactive Number Patterns

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?

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Trigonometric Protractor

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled triangle of unit hypotenuse.

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Substitution Cipher

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.

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Motion Capture

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse motion sensor.

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Quick Route

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What is the quickest route across a ploughed field when your speed around the edge is greater?

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Epidemic Modelling

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.

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Spinners

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

How do scores on dice and factors of polynomials relate to each other?

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Odds and Evens

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?

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Right Angles

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?

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Fraction and Percentage Card Game

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Match the cards of the same value.

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Square It

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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.

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More Number Pyramids

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...

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Guesswork

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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.

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Proof Sorter - Sum of an AP

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Proof Sorter - Quadratic Equation

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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.

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Attractive Tablecloths

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Nine Colours

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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.

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Square it for Two

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

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Red or Black Spinner

Stage: Early years, 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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. . . .

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Vector Racer

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.

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Vector Countdown

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Play countdown with vectors.

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Interactive Workout - Further

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Give your further pure mathematics skills a workout with this interactive and reusable set of activities.

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Matrix Countdown

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Play countdown with matrices

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Lottery Simulator

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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.

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White Box

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.

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Dice and Spinners Environment

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A tool for generating random integers.

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Advent Calendar 2009

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.

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Countdown Fractions

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.

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Cellular

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.

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Complex Countdown

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Play a more cerebral countdown using complex numbers.

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Weekly Challenge 44: Prime Counter

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.

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Scientific Measurement

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.

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Exact Dilutions

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Which exact dilution ratios can you make using only 2 dilutions?

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Investigating the Dilution Series

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

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Dilution Series Calculator

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Which dilutions can you make using 10ml pipettes and 100ml measuring cylinders?

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Using the Haemocytometer

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.

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Conversion Sorter

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you break down this conversion process into logical steps?

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Mixed up Mixture

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you fill in the mixed up numbers in this dilution calculation?

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Tessellation Interactivity

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons

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Link Puzzle

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.

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A Resource to Support Work on Transformations

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This resources contains a series of interactivities designed to support work on transformations at Key Stage 4.

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A Number Sequences Resource

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This resource contains interactive problems to support work on number sequences at Key Stage 4.