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. . . .
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that
Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Play a dice game of chance
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
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?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged
L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
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
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.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be
drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the
What are the coordinates of the coloured dots that mark out the
tangram? Try changing the position of the origin. What happens to
the coordinates now?
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?
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.
A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it
does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
A train building game for 2 players.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of