This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.
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?
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?
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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?
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 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. . . .
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.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
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 game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
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.
Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
Explore displacement/time and velocity/time graphs with this mouse motion sensor.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.
Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.
A tool for generating random integers.
Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.
Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?
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.
Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
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.
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?
This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?
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?
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....?
A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?
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 fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest 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...