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

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.

To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.

The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?

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

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?

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.

This is an interactivity in which you have to sort into the correct order the steps in the proof of the formula for the sum of a geometric series.

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

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!

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.

With red and blue beads on a circular wire; 'put a red bead between any two of the same colour and a blue between different colours then remove the original beads'. Keep repeating this. What happens?

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

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.

If you continue the pattern, can you predict what each of the following areas will be? Try to explain your prediction.

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. . . .

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.

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

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?

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 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?

Have you seen this way of doing multiplication ?

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 set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on graphical interpretation at Key Stage 4.

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?

Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.

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. . . .

A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.

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?

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

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

The shortest path between any two points on a snooker table is the straight line between them but what if the ball must bounce off one wall, or 2 walls, or 3 walls?

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.

Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.

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

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?

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

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

A tool for generating random integers.

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

Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?

A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.

A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.

This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.