A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
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 exciting game!
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
A tool for generating random integers.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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 beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
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. . . .
How good are you at estimating angles?
Match the cards of the same value.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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.
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.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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 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.
Euler discussed whether or not it was possible to stroll around Koenigsberg crossing each of its seven bridges exactly once. Experiment with different numbers of islands and bridges.
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
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?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
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.
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.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
You can move the 4 pieces of the jigsaw and fit them into both outlines. Explain what has happened to the missing one unit of area.
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
Meg and Mo still need to hang their marbles so that they balance, but this time the constraints are different. Use the interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.
This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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. . . .
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.
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?
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Meg and Mo need to hang their marbles so that they balance. Use the interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.