Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Play a dice game of chance
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.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
A tool for generating random integers.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
An environment that enables you to investigate tessellations of regular polygons
Can you put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?
Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Match the halves.
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?
Can you find just the right bubbles to hold your number?
A metal puzzle which led to some mathematical questions.
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.
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.
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
How many right angles can you make using two sticks?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
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.
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?