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.
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. . . .
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
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.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen,
demonstrating equivalent fractions.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
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
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls
touch. What is the probability of winning?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number
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 beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
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.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
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.
A tool for generating random integers.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day
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?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
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 explore multiplication of fractions.
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?
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?
Cellular is an animation that helps you make geometric sequences composed of square cells.
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
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 set the logic gates so that the number of bulbs which are on is the same as the number of switches which are on?
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. . . .
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
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.
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.
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 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?
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.
Can you find all the 4-ball shuffles?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...