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?
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
This resources contains a series of interactivities designed to
support work on transformations at Key Stage 4.
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?
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
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.
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
Discover a handy way to describe reorderings and solve our anagram
in the process.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in
the patterm on this 3D grid?
An environment for exploring the properties of small groups.
A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key
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?
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
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?
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled
triangle of unit hypotenuse.
Give your further pure mathematics skills a workout with this interactive and reusable set of activities.
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?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
Match the cards of the same value.
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. . . .
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
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.
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
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?
A ladder 3m long rests against a wall with one end a short distance from its base. Between the wall and the base of a ladder is a garden storage box 1m tall and 1m high. What is the maximum distance. . . .
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 beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
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?
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.
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
Play countdown with vectors.
A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.
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.
Play countdown with matrices