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. . . .
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?
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.
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair
game by adding odd and even numbers?
Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular
arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in
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.
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls
touch. What is the probability of winning?
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
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.
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
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?
A tool for generating random integers.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Match the cards of the same value.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
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.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
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?
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you
search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
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 find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Can you find all the 4-ball shuffles?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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.
A circle rolls around the outside edge of a square so that its circumference always touches the edge of the square. Can you describe the locus of the centre of the circle?
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. . . .
You can move the 4 pieces of the jigsaw and fit them into both
outlines. Explain what has happened to the missing one unit of
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.