Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?
An animation that helps you understand the game of Nim.
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Try out the lottery that is played in a far-away land. What is the chance of winning?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Discs are flipped in the air. You win if all the faces show the same colour. What is the probability of winning?
Six balls are shaken. You win if at least one red ball ends in a corner. What is the probability of winning?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?
A generic circular pegboard resource.
Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?
Ahmed has some wooden planks to use for three sides of a rabbit run against the shed. What quadrilaterals would he be able to make with the planks of different lengths?
This interactivity invites you to make conjectures and explore probabilities of outcomes related to two independent events.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?
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.
This article gives you a few ideas for understanding the Got It! game and how you might find a winning strategy.
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
What are the coordinates of the coloured dots that mark out the tangram? Try changing the position of the origin. What happens to the coordinates now?
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
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. . . .
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
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?
Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2?
Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?
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 tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?
You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?
In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?
Seven balls are shaken. You win if the two blue balls end up touching. What is the probability of winning?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?
Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?