To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
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?
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
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
If you continue the pattern, can you predict what each of the following areas will be? Try to explain your prediction.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Find the vertices of a pentagon given the midpoints of its sides.
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
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.
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. . . .
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?
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is
designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
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 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?
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in
the patterm on this 3D grid?
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Discover a handy way to describe reorderings and solve our anagram
in the process.
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.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
This resource contains a range of problems and interactivities on
the theme of coordinates in two and three dimensions.
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!
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
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 metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
A tool for generating random integers.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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. . . .
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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 resource contains interactive problems to support work on
number sequences at Key Stage 4.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Match the cards of the same value.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.