Play a dice game of chance
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. . . .
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?
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
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 tool for generating random integers.
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it
does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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
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
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds.
What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you
Match the halves.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
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?
Investigate the different sounds you can make by putting the owls
and donkeys on the wheel.
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears
can they share so that there are none left over?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
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.
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the
same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make
when the circles are different sizes?
Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?
Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run
against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with
the planks of different lengths?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
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?
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.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there
is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How
about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your
calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add,
subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?