Play countdown with matrices
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?
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?
Play countdown with vectors.
Give your further pure mathematics skills a workout with this interactive and reusable set of activities.
Play a more cerebral countdown using complex numbers.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in the patterm on this 3D grid?
A mathematically themed crossword.
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?
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?
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
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.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
A tool for generating random integers.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
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!
Use Excel to explore multiplication of 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.
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 game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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 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. . . .
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. . . .
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?
Balancing interactivity with springs and weights.
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.
Can you work through these direct proofs, using our interactive proof sorters?
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.
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?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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?
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. . . .
It is possible to identify a particular card out of a pack of 15 with the use of some mathematical reasoning. What is this reasoning and can it be applied to other numbers of cards?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Match the cards of the same value.
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.