A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?
Give your further pure mathematics skills a workout with this interactive and reusable set of activities.
Mathmo is a revision tool for post-16 mathematics. It's great installed as a smartphone app, but it works well in pads and desktops and notebooks too. Give yourself a mathematical workout!
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
Can you break down this conversion process into logical steps?
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 beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Which dilutions can you make using 10ml pipettes and 100ml measuring cylinders?
Can you fill in the mixed up numbers in this dilution calculation?
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.
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled triangle of unit hypotenuse.
Have you seen this way of doing multiplication ?
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.
Take any parallelogram and draw squares on the sides of the parallelogram. What can you prove about the quadrilateral formed by joining the centres of these squares?
Play a more cerebral countdown using complex numbers.
If you continue the pattern, can you predict what each of the following areas will be? Try to explain your prediction.
Ask a friend to choose a number between 1 and 63. By identifying which of the six cards contains the number they are thinking of it is easy to tell them what the number is.
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?
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?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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.
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.
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. . . .
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.
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.
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.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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.
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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.
Play countdown with vectors.
Play countdown with matrices
How good are you at estimating angles?
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. . . .
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Balancing interactivity with springs and weights.
Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?
Which exact dilution ratios can you make using only 2 dilutions?
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?
Match the cards of the same value.
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 mathematically themed crossword.
Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse motion sensor.