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.

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

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

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 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.

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.

Prove Pythagoras Theorem using enlargements and scale factors.

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?

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?

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

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?

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?

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?

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. . . .

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.

Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.

On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?

Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?

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

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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?

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 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?

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?

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!

Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.

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

Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.

A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.

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

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

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

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.

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?

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?

Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.

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

Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!

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.

Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?