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 the corner?

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?

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?

This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.

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?

Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?

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 hit?

Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?

Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?

When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...

Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.

Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.

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.

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.

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?

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

Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.

Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?

Four cards are shuffled and placed into two piles of two. Starting with the first pile of cards - turn a card over... You win if all your cards end up in the trays before you run out of cards in. . . .

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.

How many different triangles can you make which consist of the centre point and two of the points on the edge? Can you work out each of their angles?

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?

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.

A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory

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. . . .

Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.

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.

Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide on the best training regime for your rowing crew.

Imagine picking up a bow and some arrows and attempting to hit the target a few times. Can you work out the settings for the sight that give you the best chance of gaining a high score?

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.

Charlie likes tablecloths that use as many colours as possible, but insists that his tablecloths have some symmetry. Can you work out how many colours he needs for different tablecloth designs?

The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?

This rectangle is cut into five pieces which fit exactly into a triangular outline and also into a square outline where the triangle, the rectangle and the square have equal areas.

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. . . .

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...

A right-angled isosceles triangle is rotated about the centre point of a square. What can you say about the area of the part of the square covered by the triangle as it rotates?

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

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. . . .

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.

Can you use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

There are 27 small cubes in a 3 x 3 x 3 cube, 54 faces being visible at any one time. Is it possible to reorganise these cubes so that by dipping the large cube into a pot of paint three times you. . . .

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 area.

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?