Re-arrange the pieces of the puzzle to form a rectangle and then to form an equilateral triangle. Calculate the angles and lengths.
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled triangle of unit hypotenuse.
Play a more cerebral countdown using complex numbers.
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?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Give your further pure mathematics skills a workout with this interactive and reusable set of activities.
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?
Six circles around a central circle make a flower. Watch the flower as you change the radii in this circle packing. Prove that with the given ratios of the radii the petals touch and fit perfectly.
If you continue the pattern, can you predict what each of the following areas will be? Try to explain your prediction.
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
Can you work through these direct proofs, using our interactive proof sorters?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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?
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
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.
Prove Pythagoras' Theorem using enlargements and scale factors.
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. . . .
A tool for generating random integers.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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?
Can you find a way to turn a rectangle into a square?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.
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 work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
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. . . .
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Make and prove a conjecture about the cyclic quadrilateral inscribed in a circle of radius r that has the maximum perimeter and the maximum area.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Match the cards of the same value.
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 spherical balloon lies inside a wire frame. How much do you need to deflate it to remove it from the frame if it remains a sphere?
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.
Try this interactivity to familiarise yourself with the proof that the square root of 2 is irrational. Sort the steps of the proof into the correct order.
Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?
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. . . .
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 java applet that takes you through the steps needed to solve a Diophantine equation of the form Px+Qy=1 using Euclid's algorithm.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
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!
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
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. . . .
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?
How can we solve equations like 13x + 29y = 42 or 2x +4y = 13 with the solutions x and y being integers? Read this article to find out.
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in the patterm on this 3D grid?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.