Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
Can you coach your rowing eight to win?
Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the
circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are
Work out how to light up the single light. What's the rule?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set
off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one
of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...
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.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Could games evolve by natural selection? Take part in this web experiment to find out!
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?
Use the interactivity to create some steady rhythms. How could you
create a rhythm which sounds the same forwards as it does
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
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.
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
What are the coordinates of the coloured dots that mark out the
tangram? Try changing the position of the origin. What happens to
the coordinates now?
What can you say about the values of n that make $7^n + 3^n$ a multiple of 10? Are there other pairs of integers between 1 and 10 which have similar properties?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
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.
A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends.
Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to
stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?
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.
A generic circular pegboard resource.
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?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular
intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
A train building game for 2 players.
Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run
against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with
the planks of different lengths?
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.
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest number that lights up all four lights?
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls
touch. What is the probability of winning?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?