Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...

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 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?

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 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. . . .

Euler discussed whether or not it was possible to stroll around Koenigsberg crossing each of its seven bridges exactly once. Experiment with different numbers of islands and bridges.

Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!

Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.

A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.

Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?

Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.

Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?

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.

When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...

Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?

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

Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.

Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.

Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.

This problem is about investigating whether it is possible to start at one vertex of a platonic solid and visit every other vertex once only returning to the vertex you started at.

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.

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?

Do you know how to find the area of a triangle? You can count the squares. What happens if we turn the triangle on end? Press the button and see. Try counting the number of units in the triangle now. . . .

Can you use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?

An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.

It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?

Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects the distance it travels at each stage.

A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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?

A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?

A circle rolls around the outside edge of a square so that its circumference always touches the edge of the square. Can you describe the locus of the centre of the circle?

Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects its vertical and horizontal movement at each stage.

Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects its speed at each stage.

A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

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.

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?

The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?

Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.