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?
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls touch. What is the probability of winning?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
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 entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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 find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
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?
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?
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?
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
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 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.
How good are you at estimating angles?
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
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
A counter is placed in the bottom right hand corner of a grid. You toss a coin and move the star according to the following rules: ... What is the probability that you end up in the top left-hand. . . .
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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 coach your rowing eight to win?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?
Euler discussed whether or not it was possible to stroll around Koenigsberg crossing each of its seven bridges exactly once. Experiment with different numbers of islands and bridges.
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?
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. . . .
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?
Triangle numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
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?
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.
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...
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
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.
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.
Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?
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?
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.