Play a more cerebral countdown using complex numbers.
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?
A tool for generating random integers.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Triangle ABC has equilateral triangles drawn on its edges. Points
P, Q and R are the centres of the equilateral triangles. What can
you prove about the triangle PQR?
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
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.
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.
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?
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Re-arrange the pieces of the puzzle to form a rectangle and then to
form an equilateral triangle. Calculate the angles and lengths.
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in
the patterm on this 3D grid?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Discover a handy way to describe reorderings and solve our anagram
in the process.
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?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Play countdown with vectors.
A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.
Play countdown with matrices
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
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. . . .
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Match the cards of the same value.
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
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.
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?
A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key
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.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
This resources contains a series of interactivities designed to
support work on transformations at Key Stage 4.
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled
triangle of unit hypotenuse.
How can we solve equations like 13x + 29y = 42 or 2x +4y = 13 with
the solutions x and y being integers? Read this article to find
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
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 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!
A mathematically themed crossword.
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and