In this follow-up to the problem Odds and Evens, we invite you to analyse a probability situation in order to find the general solution for a fair game.
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
Can you work out the probability of winning the Mathsland National Lottery?
Seven balls are shaken. You win if the two blue balls end up touching. What is the probability of winning?
Imagine a room full of people who keep flipping coins until they get a tail. Will anyone get six heads in a row?
Alison and Charlie are playing a game. Charlie wants to go first so Alison lets him. Was that such a good idea?
If everyone in your class picked a number from 1 to 225, do you think any two people would pick the same number?
Six balls are shaken. You win if at least one red ball ends in a corner. What is the probability of winning?
Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?
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?
Jo made a cube from some smaller cubes, painted some of the faces of the large cube, and then took it apart again. 45 small cubes had no paint on them at all. How many small cubes did Jo use?
How many winning lines can you make in a three-dimensional version of noughts and crosses?
Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?
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?
Is there a relationship between the coordinates of the endpoints of a line and the number of grid squares it crosses?
If you move the tiles around, can you make squares with different coloured edges?
Each of the following shapes is made from arcs of a circle of radius r. What is the perimeter of a shape with 3, 4, 5 and n "nodes".
When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge...
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
Explore the relationships between different paper sizes.
An aluminium can contains 330 ml of cola. If the can's diameter is 6 cm what is the can's height?
An equilateral triangle rotates around regular polygons and produces an outline like a flower. What are the perimeters of the different flowers?
If you have a large supply of 3kg and 8kg weights, how many of each would you need for the average (mean) of the weights to be 6kg?
The diagonals of a trapezium divide it into four parts. Can you create a trapezium where three of those parts are equal in area?
Start with two numbers and generate a sequence where the next number is the mean of the last two numbers...
Polygons drawn on square dotty paper have dots on their perimeter (p) and often internal (i) ones as well. Find a relationship between p, i and the area of the polygons.
What's the largest volume of box you can make from a square of paper?
Explore when it is possible to construct a circle which just touches all four sides of a quadrilateral.
Interior angles can help us to work out which polygons will tessellate. Can we use similar ideas to predict which polygons combine to create semi-regular solids?
Imagine you were given the chance to win some money... and imagine you had nothing to lose...
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...
Choose four consecutive whole numbers. Multiply the first and last numbers together. Multiply the middle pair together. What do you notice?
Many numbers can be expressed as the difference of two perfect squares. What do you notice about the numbers you CANNOT make?
A country has decided to have just two different coins, 3z and 5z coins. Which totals can be made? Is there a largest total that cannot be made? How do you know?
Can you find the values at the vertices when you know the values on the edges?
Can you find the values at the vertices when you know the values on the edges of these multiplication arithmagons?
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
What is the greatest volume you can get for a rectangular (cuboid) parcel if the maximum combined length and girth are 2 metres?
Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
How well can you estimate 10 seconds? Investigate with our timing tool.
Can you find any two-digit numbers that satisfy all of these statements?
Have a go at creating these images based on circles. What do you notice about the areas of the different sections?
Play around with sets of five numbers and see what you can discover about different types of average...
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you make two lights switch on at once? Three lights? All four lights?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Identical squares of side one unit contain some circles shaded blue. In which of the four examples is the shaded area greatest?
Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up or down?
Caroline and James pick sets of five numbers. Charlie chooses three of them that add together to make a multiple of three. Can they stop him?
Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?