Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?
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
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.
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.
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.
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.
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.
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. . . .
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. . . .
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
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?
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
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.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled triangle of unit hypotenuse.
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
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?
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?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?
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.
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?
How good are you at estimating angles?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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 find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?
Can you find the pairs that represent the same amount of money?
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. . . .
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.
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...
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. . . .
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.
If you continue the pattern, can you predict what each of the following areas will be? Try to explain your prediction.