An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled
triangle of unit hypotenuse.
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
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?
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
Find all the ways of placing the numbers 1 to 9 on a W shape, with
3 numbers on each leg, so that each set of 3 numbers has the same
in how many ways can you place the numbers 1, 2, 3 … 9 in the
nine regions of the Olympic Emblem (5 overlapping circles) so that
the amount in each ring is the same?
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.
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in
the patterm on this 3D grid?
Discover a handy way to describe reorderings and solve our anagram
in the process.
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
Balancing interactivity with springs and weights.
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
Match the cards of the same value.
A tilted square is a square with no horizontal sides. Can you
devise a general instruction for the construction of a square when
you are given just one of its sides?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
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 beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
A counter is placed in the bottom right hand corner of a grid. You
toss a coin and move the star according to the following rules: ...
What is the probability that you end up in the top left-hand. . . .
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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.
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?
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.
Ask a friend to choose a number between 1 and 63. By identifying which of the six cards contains the number they are thinking of it is easy to tell them what the number is.
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
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.
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?
Do you know how to find the area of a triangle? You can count the
squares. What happens if we turn the triangle on end? Press the
button and see. Try counting the number of units in the triangle
now. . . .
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?
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. . . .
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
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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?
If you continue the pattern, can you predict what each of the following areas will be? Try to explain your prediction.
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 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. . . .
This resources contains a series of interactivities designed to
support work on transformations at Key Stage 4.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this