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Tricky Track

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first?

Sociable Cards

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Move your counters through this snake of cards and see how far you can go. Are you surprised by where you end up?

Snail Trails

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .

Winning the Lottery

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Find out about the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?

Odds or Sixes?

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?

Roll These Dice

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Roll two red dice and a green dice. Add the two numbers on the red dice and take away the number on the green. What are all the different possible answers?

Stop or Dare

Age 7 to 16Challenge Level

All you need for this game is a pack of cards. While you play the game, think about strategies that will increase your chances of winning.

Red or Black Spinner

Age 3 to 16Challenge Level

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. . . .

Cosy Corner

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Six balls are shaken. You win if at least one red ball ends in a corner. What is the probability of winning?

The Twelve Pointed Star Game

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?

Interactive Spinners

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.

It's a Tie

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Kaia is sure that her father has worn a particular tie twice a week in at least five of the last ten weeks, but her father disagrees. Who do you think is right?

Flippin' Discs

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Discs are flipped in the air. You win if all the faces show the same colour. What is the probability of winning?

Game of PIG - Sixes

Age 7 to 18Challenge Level

Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?

Football World Cup Simulation

Age 7 to 16Challenge Level

A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.

You Never Get a Six

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Charlie thinks that a six comes up less often than the other numbers on the dice. Have a look at the results of the test his class did to see if he was right.

Two's Company

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Seven balls are shaken. You win if the two blue balls end up touching. What is the probability of winning?

What Does Random Look Like?

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Engage in a little mathematical detective work to see if you can spot the fakes.

In the Playground

Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?

The Car That Passes

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

What statements can you make about the car that passes the school gates at 11am on Monday? How will you come up with statements and test your ideas?

Probably ...

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

You'll need to work in a group for this problem. The idea is to decide, as a group, whether you agree or disagree with each statement.

Taking Chances

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

This article, for students and teachers, is mainly about probability, the mathematical way of looking at random chance and is a shorter version of Taking Chances Extended.

Misunderstanding Randomness

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Which of these ideas about randomness are actually correct?

Can't Find a Coin?

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Can you generate a set of random results? Can you fool the random simulator?

Odds and Evens

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Are these games fair? How can you tell?

The Random World

Age 11 to 18

Think that a coin toss is 50-50 heads or tails? Read on to appreciate the ever-changing and random nature of the world in which we live.

Investigating Epidemics

Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.