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
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 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.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
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?
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?
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
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?
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?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?
Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
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 backwards?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.
Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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?
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 telephone?
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.
Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?