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?
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.
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?
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 metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
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.
Match the cards of the same value.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key Stage 4.
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.
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?
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?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
Discover a handy way to describe reorderings and solve our anagram in the process.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in the patterm on this 3D grid?
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
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?
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
A tool for generating random integers.
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.
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. . . .
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on number sequences at Key Stage 4.
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled triangle of unit hypotenuse.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
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.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
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.
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?
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.
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
If you continue the pattern, can you predict what each of the following areas will be? Try to explain your prediction.
Charlie likes tablecloths that use as many colours as possible, but insists that his tablecloths have some symmetry. Can you work out how many colours he needs for different tablecloth designs?
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.