Use the interactivity to listen to the bells ringing a pattern. Now it's your turn! Play one of the bells yourself. How do you know when it is your turn to ring?

Use the interactivity to play two of the bells in a pattern. How do you know when it is your turn to ring, and how do you know which bell to ring?

In this article for teachers, Bernard uses some problems to suggest that once a numerical pattern has been spotted from a practical starting point, going back to the practical can help explain. . . .

Make an equilateral triangle by folding paper and use it to make patterns of your own.

How can you make an angle of 60 degrees by folding a sheet of paper twice?

The triangle ABC is equilateral. The arc AB has centre C, the arc BC has centre A and the arc CA has centre B. Explain how and why this shape can roll along between two parallel tracks.

A description of how to make the five Platonic solids out of paper.

The Tower of Hanoi is an ancient mathematical challenge. Working on the building blocks may help you to explain the patterns you notice.

This article for pupils gives an introduction to Celtic knotwork patterns and a feel for how you can draw them.

These are pictures of the sea defences at New Brighton. Can you work out what a basic shape might be in both images of the sea wall and work out a way they might fit together?

Which of the following cubes can be made from these nets?

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

I start with a red, a green and a blue marble. I can trade any of my marbles for two others, one of each colour. Can I end up with five more blue marbles than red after a number of such trades?

A jigsaw where pieces only go together if the fractions are equivalent.

Delight your friends with this cunning trick! Can you explain how it works?

This article for students gives some instructions about how to make some different braids.

I start with a red, a blue, a green and a yellow marble. I can trade any of my marbles for three others, one of each colour. Can I end up with exactly two marbles of each colour?

Learn about Pen Up and Pen Down in Logo

Can you puzzle out what sequences these Logo programs will give? Then write your own Logo programs to generate sequences.

Generate three random numbers to determine the side lengths of a triangle. What triangles can you draw?

What happens when a procedure calls itself?

Write a Logo program, putting in variables, and see the effect when you change the variables.

More Logo for beginners. Now learn more about the REPEAT command.

These models have appeared around the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Perhaps you would like to try to make some similar models of your own.

Move your counters through this snake of cards and see how far you can go. Are you surprised by where you end up?

Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

Can you use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?

How many differently shaped rectangles can you build using these equilateral and isosceles triangles? Can you make a square?

Learn to write procedures and build them into Logo programs. Learn to use variables.

Turn through bigger angles and draw stars with Logo.

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

Make some celtic knot patterns using tiling techniques

More Logo for beginners. Learn to calculate exterior angles and draw regular polygons using procedures and variables.

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

A game to make and play based on the number line.

Make a clinometer and use it to help you estimate the heights of tall objects.

Galileo, a famous inventor who lived about 400 years ago, came up with an idea similar to this for making a time measuring instrument. Can you turn your pendulum into an accurate minute timer?

It might seem impossible but it is possible. How can you cut a playing card to make a hole big enough to walk through?

Imagine you have an unlimited number of four types of triangle. How many different tetrahedra can you make?

Draw whirling squares and see how Fibonacci sequences and golden rectangles are connected.

You could use just coloured pencils and paper to create this design, but it will be more eye-catching if you can get hold of hammer, nails and string.

Design and construct a prototype intercooler which will satisfy agreed quality control constraints.

Interior angles can help us to work out which polygons will tessellate. Can we use similar ideas to predict which polygons combine to create semi-regular solids?

What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Build a scaffold out of drinking-straws to support a cup of water

Here is a chance to create some attractive images by rotating shapes through multiples of 90 degrees, or 30 degrees, or 72 degrees or...

What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

What shape and size of drinks mat is best for flipping and catching?

Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?