Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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. . . .
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.
This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore
probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular
arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair
game by adding odd and even numbers?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
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
A tool for generating random integers.
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?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
Match the cards of the same value.
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.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
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.
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
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
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
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.
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.
A tilted square is a square with no horizontal sides. Can you
devise a general instruction for the construction of a square when
you are given just one of its sides?
Can you find all the 4-ball shuffles?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of
squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle
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.
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.
Do you know how to find the area of a triangle? You can count the
squares. What happens if we turn the triangle on end? Press the
button and see. Try counting the number of units in the triangle
now. . . .
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.