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.
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.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
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.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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?
This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore
probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
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.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining
up three points round the edge?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could
you make it fair?
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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?
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
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 our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships
between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the
chance of winning?
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?
Can you find all the 4-ball shuffles?
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 spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .
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
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.
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.
These formulae are often quoted, but rarely proved. In this article, we derive the formulae for the volumes of a square-based pyramid and a cone, using relatively simple mathematical concepts.
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.
A simulation of target archery practice
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?