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.
How good are you at estimating angles?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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 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?
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
A tool for generating random integers.
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
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?
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that
Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
Play a dice game of chance
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it
does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
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
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
Overlaying pentominoes can produce some effective patterns. Why not
use LOGO to try out some of the ideas suggested here?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
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 game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
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....?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10
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?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
Match the halves.
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?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more
than one weight on a hook.
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?
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?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?