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. . . .
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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 metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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 put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
How good are you at estimating angles?
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
A tool for generating random integers.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Play a dice game of chance
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
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 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.
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
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 simulation of target archery practice
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 spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
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 put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?
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.
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 will be?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
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?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does backwards?
Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?
How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?