Can you work through these direct proofs, using our interactive proof sorters?
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 discover whether this is a fair game?
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
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?
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.
Prove Pythagoras' Theorem using enlargements and scale factors.
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.
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.
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?
Three equilateral triangles ABC, AYX and XZB are drawn with the point X a moveable point on AB. The points P, Q and R are the centres of the three triangles. What can you say about triangle PQR?
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.
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?
A mathematically themed crossword.
Play a more cerebral countdown using complex numbers.
Find all the ways of placing the numbers 1 to 9 on a W shape, with 3 numbers on each leg, so that each set of 3 numbers has the same total.
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.
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
Give your further pure mathematics skills a workout with this interactive and reusable set of activities.
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
If you continue the pattern, can you predict what each of the following areas will be? Try to explain your prediction.
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?
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.
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?
Match the cards of the same value.
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?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on number sequences at Key Stage 4.
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?
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?
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on graphical interpretation at Key Stage 4.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
A java applet that takes you through the steps needed to solve a Diophantine equation of the form Px+Qy=1 using Euclid's algorithm.
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled triangle of unit hypotenuse.
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. . . .
Balancing interactivity with springs and weights.
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?
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.
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
Play countdown with vectors.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.
Play countdown with matrices
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
How good are you at estimating angles?