Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
Two circles of equal radius touch at P. One circle is fixed whilst the other moves, rolling without slipping, all the way round. How many times does the moving coin revolve before returning to P?
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 resources contains a series of interactivities designed to
support work on transformations at Key Stage 4.
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?
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in
the patterm on this 3D grid?
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
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?
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
A red square and a blue square overlap so that the corner of the red square rests on the centre of the blue square. Show that, whatever the orientation of the red square, it covers a quarter of the. . . .
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key
A tool for generating random integers.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
This resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
Have you seen this way of doing multiplication ?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Match the cards of the same value.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Prove Pythagoras' Theorem using enlargements and scale factors.
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 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 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?
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. . . .
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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.
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?
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 classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
Four cards are shuffled and placed into two piles of two. Starting with the first pile of cards - turn a card over...
You win if all your cards end up in the trays before you run out of cards in. . . .
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
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. . . .
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
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?