To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.
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.
Show that for any triangle it is always possible to construct 3 touching circles with centres at the vertices. Is it possible to construct touching circles centred at the vertices of any polygon?
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?
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. . . .
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. . . .
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.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons
How good are you at estimating angles?
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
A tool for generating random integers.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
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.
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in the patterm on this 3D grid?
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!
A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key Stage 4.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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 of P?
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Match the cards of the same value.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
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. . . .
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.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
We can show that (x + 1)² = x² + 2x + 1 by considering the area of an (x + 1) by (x + 1) square. Show in a similar way that (x + 2)² = x² + 4x + 4
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled triangle of unit hypotenuse.
A java applet that takes you through the steps needed to solve a Diophantine equation of the form Px+Qy=1 using Euclid's algorithm.
Discover a handy way to describe reorderings and solve our anagram in the process.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
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?
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.