A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.
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!
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
A mathematically themed crossword.
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.
Which dilutions can you make using 10ml pipettes and 100ml
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in
the patterm on this 3D grid?
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
Which exact dilution ratios can you make using only 2 dilutions?
Can you break down this conversion process into logical steps?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
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. . . .
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?
An environment for exploring the properties of small groups.
Can you fill in the mixed up numbers in this dilution calculation?
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
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci 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?
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
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?
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 explore multiplication of fractions.
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?
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
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 resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
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 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?
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.
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
Play a more cerebral countdown using complex numbers.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
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?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
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
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled
triangle of unit hypotenuse.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
A tool for generating random integers.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day