Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
Can you coach your rowing eight to win?
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.
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?
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 the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls touch. What is the probability of winning?
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
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 Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
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...
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.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
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.
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.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
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.
A tool for generating random integers.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
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?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make when the circles are different sizes?
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?
Two circles of equal radius touch at P. One circle is fixed whilst the other moves, rolling without slipping, all the way round. How many times does the moving coin revolve before returning to P?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
Show how this pentagonal tile can be used to tile the plane and describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images in the tiling.
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?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?