Some treasure has been hidden in a three-dimensional grid! Can you work out a strategy to find it as efficiently as possible?
Re-arrange the pieces of the puzzle to form a rectangle and then to form an equilateral triangle. Calculate the angles and lengths.
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?
This is an interactive net of a Rubik's cube. Twists of the 3D cube become mixes of the squares on the 2D net. Have a play and see how many scrambles you can undo!
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.
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.
The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?
A mathematically themed crossword.
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?
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled triangle of unit hypotenuse.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on graphical interpretation at Key Stage 4.
The shortest path between any two points on a snooker table is the straight line between them but what if the ball must bounce off one wall, or 2 walls, or 3 walls?
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.
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. . . .
Three equilateral triangles ABC, AYX and XZB are drawn with the point X a moveable point on AB. The points P, Q and R are the centres of the three triangles. What can you say about triangle PQR?
If you continue the pattern, can you predict what each of the following areas will be? Try to explain your prediction.
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?
Prove Pythagoras' Theorem using enlargements and scale factors.
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. . . .
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?
Can you find a way to turn a rectangle into a square?
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.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons
Can you fill in the mixed up numbers in this dilution calculation?
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.
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 tool for generating random integers.
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
Can you locate these values on this interactive logarithmic scale?
How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ?
Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?
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?
Use this interactivity to sort out the steps of the proof of the formula for the sum of an arithmetic series. The 'thermometer' will tell you how you are doing
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
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.
Can you work through these direct proofs, using our interactive proof sorters?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
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?
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 simple spinner that is equally likely to land on Red or Black. Useful if tossing a coin, dropping it, and rummaging about on the floor have lost their appeal. Needs a modern browser; if IE then at. . . .
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
Can you find the pairs that represent the same amount of money?
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.
Can you correctly order the steps in the proof of the formula for the sum of a geometric series?
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.