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.
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls touch. What is the probability of winning?
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. . . .
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in the corner?
This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.
Identical discs are flipped in the air. You win if all of the faces show the same colour. Can you calculate the probability of winning with n discs?
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Imagine picking up a bow and some arrows and attempting to hit the target a few times. Can you work out the settings for the sight that give you the best chance of gaining a high score?
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
Meg and Mo need to hang their marbles so that they balance. Use the interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Can you coach your rowing eight to win?
Meg and Mo still need to hang their marbles so that they balance, but this time the constraints are different. Use the interactivity to experiment and find out what they need to do.
What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same arc? Can you prove it?
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
A simulation of target archery practice
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Can you find triangles on a 9-point circle? Can you work out their angles?
Mo has left, but Meg is still experimenting. Use the interactivity to help you find out how she can alter her pouch of marbles and still keep the two pouches balanced.
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 collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
A red square and a blue square overlap so that the corner of the red square rests on the centre of the blue square. Show that, whatever the orientation of the red square, it covers a quarter of the. . . .
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 lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
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.
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?
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 outlines of these clocks?
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.
Show how this pentagonal tile can be used to tile the plane and describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images in the tiling.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.