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.
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?
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!
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 be the first to complete a row of three?
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?
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.
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. . . .
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
On the 3D grid a strange (and deadly) animal is lurking. Using the tracking system can you locate this creature as quickly as possible?
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. . . .
Find all the ways of placing the numbers 1 to 9 on a W shape, with 3 numbers on each leg, so that each set of 3 numbers has the same total.
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.
P is a point on the circumference of a circle radius r which rolls, without slipping, inside a circle of radius 2r. What is the locus of P?
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Play countdown with matrices
How good are you at estimating angles?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
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 mathematically themed crossword.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
Match the cards of the same value.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
With red and blue beads on a circular wire; 'put a red bead between any two of the same colour and a blue between different colours then remove the original beads'. Keep repeating this. What happens?
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 java applet that takes you through the steps needed to solve a Diophantine equation of the form Px+Qy=1 using Euclid's algorithm.
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
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.
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.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
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?
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on graphical interpretation at Key Stage 4.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Try ringing hand bells for yourself with interactive versions of Diagram 2 (Plain Hunt Minimus) and Diagram 3 described in the article 'Ding Dong Bell'.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
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.
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.
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
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?
Balancing interactivity with springs and weights.
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.
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!
A weekly challenge concerning prime numbers.