Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
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?
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?
Four cards are shuffled and placed into two piles of two. Starting with the first pile of cards - turn a card over... You win if all your cards end up in the trays before you run out of cards in. . . .
This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.
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.
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?
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. . . .
A counter is placed in the bottom right hand corner of a grid. You toss a coin and move the star according to the following rules: ... What is the probability that you end up in the top left-hand. . . .
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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.
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?
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
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.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
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.
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.
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?
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
A tilted square is a square with no horizontal sides. Can you devise a general instruction for the construction of a square when you are given just one of its sides?
The interactive diagram has two labelled points, A and B. It is designed to be used with the problem "Cushion Ball"
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...
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?
Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.
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?
How good are you at estimating angles?
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
Charlie likes tablecloths that use as many colours as possible, but insists that his tablecloths have some symmetry. Can you work out how many colours he needs for different tablecloth designs?
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Can you find a way to turn a rectangle into a square?
Can you give the coordinates of the vertices of the fifth point in the patterm on this 3D grid?
Learn how to use the Shuffles interactivity by running through these tutorial demonstrations.
What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
A collection of our favourite pictorial problems, one for each day of Advent.
Carry out some time trials and gather some data to help you decide on the best training regime for your rowing crew.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on loci at Key Stage 4.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
A collection of resources to support work on Factors and Multiples at Secondary level.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.