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. . . .
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
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.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that
Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Play a dice game of chance
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
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.
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 these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
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.
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
Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds.
What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you
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?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be
drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
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
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it
does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
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 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.
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!
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?