An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
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 beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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 game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?
Play a dice game of chance
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends.
Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to
stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that
Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
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 game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red
counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the
other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds.
What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it
does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
Match the halves.
If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be
drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
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.
How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged
L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these rabbits?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?