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?
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.
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls touch. What is the probability of winning?
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?
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.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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 animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
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
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
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.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
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.
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
Can you find triangles on a 9-point circle? Can you work out their angles?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
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?
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
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.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
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?
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...
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
A tool for generating random integers.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?
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
What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?