Show how this pentagonal tile can be used to tile the plane and describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images in the tiling.
What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same arc? Can you prove it?
The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?
Can you find triangles on a 9-point circle? Can you work out their angles?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons
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?
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
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 simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled triangle of unit hypotenuse.
How good are you at estimating angles?
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?
If you continue the pattern, can you predict what each of the following areas will be? Try to explain your prediction.
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?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Prove Pythagoras' Theorem using enlargements and scale factors.
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. . . .
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 red square and a blue square overlap so that the corner of the red square rests on the centre of the blue square. Show that, whatever the orientation of the red square, it covers a quarter of the. . . .
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?
Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.
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
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.
Can you find a way to turn a rectangle into 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. . . .
Two circles of equal radius touch at P. One circle is fixed whilst the other moves, rolling without slipping, all the way round. How many times does the moving coin revolve before returning to P?
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
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.
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.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
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 spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?
Six balls are shaken. You win if at least one red ball ends in a corner. What is the probability of winning?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects its speed at each stage.
Meg and Mo need to hang their marbles so that they balance. Use the interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.
Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?
Discs are flipped in the air. You win if all the faces show the same colour. What is the probability of winning?
Mo has left, but Meg is still experimenting. Use the interactivity to help you find out how she can alter her pouch of marbles and still keep the two pouches balanced.
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.