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!
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.
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. . . .
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 mathematically themed crossword.
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.
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.
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 moves.
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?
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?
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 of P?
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?
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
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?
How good are you at estimating angles?
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in the patterm on this 3D grid?
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Match the cards of the same value.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
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?
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?
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.
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?
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
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.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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. . . .
Four cards are shuffled and placed into two piles of two. Starting with the first pile of cards - turn a card over... You win if all your cards end up in the trays before you run out of cards in. . . .
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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!
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.
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.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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?
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on number sequences at Key Stage 4.
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?
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
A tool for generating random integers.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
Balancing interactivity with springs and weights.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.