Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
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?
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
Can you use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls touch. What is the probability of winning?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Can you locate the lost giraffe? Input coordinates to help you search and find the giraffe in the fewest guesses.
How good are you at estimating angles?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the robber in the minimum number of guesses?
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.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
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?
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?
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.
Match the cards of the same value.
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
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.
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 game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Can you find triangles on a 9-point circle? Can you work out their angles?
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?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best 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.
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?
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
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.
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
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.
This problem is about investigating whether it is possible to start at one vertex of a platonic solid and visit every other vertex once only returning to the vertex you started at.
A red square and a blue square overlap so that the corner of the red square rests on the centre of the blue square. Show that, whatever the orientation of the red square, it covers a quarter of the. . . .
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.