An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
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?
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
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.
Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?
Show how this pentagonal tile can be used to tile the plane and describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images in the tiling.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
A circle rolls around the outside edge of a square so that its circumference always touches the edge of the square. Can you describe the locus of the centre of the circle?
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
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.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
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. . . .
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.
Match the cards of the same value.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
A tool for generating random integers.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
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?
These formulae are often quoted, but rarely proved. In this article, we derive the formulae for the volumes of a square-based pyramid and a cone, using relatively simple mathematical concepts.
What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same arc? Can you prove it?
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?
Can you find triangles on a 9-point circle? Can you work out their angles?
What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make when the circles are different sizes?
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
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.
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.
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?