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. . . .
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?
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls
touch. What is the probability of winning?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular
arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?
Euler discussed whether or not it was possible to stroll around Koenigsberg crossing each of its seven bridges exactly once. Experiment with different numbers of islands and bridges.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
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.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it
does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
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?
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.
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
Match the cards of the same value.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
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.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
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.
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?
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?
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.
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide
on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
A simulation of target archery practice
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
How many different triangles can you make which consist of the
centre point and two of the points on the edge? Can you work out
each of their angles?
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
We can show that (x + 1)² = x² + 2x + 1 by considering
the area of an (x + 1) by (x + 1) square. Show in a similar way
that (x + 2)² = x² + 4x + 4
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but
what if they were tilted?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players
take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single
pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.
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.
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th