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. . . .
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?
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.
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?
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 environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
A tool for generating random integers.
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
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.
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
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 use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Match the halves.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
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?
If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
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?
Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
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?
How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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?
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....?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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 moves.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
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.
A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.