Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.
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. . . .
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?
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?
Can you coach your rowing eight to win?
Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
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?
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?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
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 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.
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.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Can you put the 25 coloured tiles into the 5 x 5 square so that no column, no row and no diagonal line have tiles of the same colour in them?
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.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this plaque design?
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
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.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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
It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?
What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?
Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
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...
A circle rolls around the outside edge of a square so that its circumference always touches the edge of the square. Can you describe the locus of the centre of the circle?