An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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 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.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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
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 find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?
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.
Play a dice game of chance
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
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
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
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 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.
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
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.
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?
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged
L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
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!
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
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?
How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Use the sightings of the lion to guess the location of its lair.
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?
A train building game for 2 players.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every
day in the run-up to Christmas.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Using angular.js to bind inputs to outputs
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?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?