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Broad Topics > Physical and Digital Manipulatives > Interactivities

Substitution Cipher

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.

Guesswork

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

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.

Attractive Tablecloths

Age 14 to 16
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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?

Square It

Age 11 to 16
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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.

More Number Pyramids

Age 11 to 14
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When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...

Magic W

Age 14 to 16
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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.

Number Pyramids

Age 11 to 14
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Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?

Cogs

Age 11 to 14
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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. . . .

Inside Out

Age 14 to 16
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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. . . .

Matter of Scale

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Prove Pythagoras' Theorem using enlargements and scale factors.

Tilting Triangles

Age 14 to 16
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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?

A Tilted Square

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?

Picturing Triangular Numbers

Age 11 to 14
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Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?

Got it Article

Age 7 to 14

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

Disappearing Square

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

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. . . .

Changing Places

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

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. . . .

Got It

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

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.

Thank Your Lucky Stars

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

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. . . .

Jam

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.

Overlap

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

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. . . .

Sliding Puzzle

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

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.

Tilted Squares

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

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

Partitioning Revisited

Age 11 to 14
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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

Konigsberg Plus

Age 11 to 14
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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.

Square Coordinates

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Just Rolling Round

Age 14 to 16
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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?

Have You Got It?

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

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

The Triangle Game

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

Can you discover whether this is a fair game?

Interactive Number Patterns

Age 14 to 16
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How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?

Excel Interactive Resource: Fraction Multiplication

Age 11 to 16
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Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

More Magic Potting Sheds

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Excel Interactive Resource: Equivalent Fraction Bars

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

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

Excel Interactive Resource: Long Multiplication

Age 11 to 16
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Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.

Poly Plug Rectangles

Age 5 to 14
Challenge Level

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?

Excel Interactive Resource: Multiples Chain

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.

Colour in the Square

Age 7 to 16
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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?

Excel Interactive Resource: Haitch

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.

Excel Interactive Resource: Fraction Addition & Fraction Subtraction

Age 11 to 16
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Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.

Excel Interactive Resource: Interactive Division

Age 11 to 16
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Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.

Icosian Game

Age 11 to 14
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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.

Estimating Angles

Age 7 to 14
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How good are you at estimating angles?

Proof Sorter - Quadratic Equation

Age 14 to 18
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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.

Rolling Around

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Triangles in Circles

Age 11 to 14
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Can you find triangles on a 9-point circle? Can you work out their angles?

Excel Interactive Resource: the up and Down Game

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

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

Excel Interactive Resource: Number Grid Functions

Age 11 to 16
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Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.

Speeding Up, Slowing Down

Age 11 to 14
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Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects its speed at each stage.

Semi-regular Tessellations

Age 11 to 16
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Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?

Treasure Hunt

Age 7 to 14
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Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?

Cushion Ball Interactivity

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"