When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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.
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.
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 find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?
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 estimating angles?
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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. . . .
These formulae are often quoted, but rarely proved. In this article, we derive the formulae for the volumes of a square-based pyramid and a cone, using relatively simple mathematical concepts.
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?
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 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.
A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .
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.
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. . . .
Discover a handy way to describe reorderings and solve our anagram in the process.
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 regular polygons
Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
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. . . .
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in the patterm on this 3D grid?
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
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?
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. . . .
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?
Match the cards of the same value.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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 work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
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.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.
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
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?
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
A tool for generating random integers.
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.