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Blobtastic birthday greetings
Blobtastic birthday greetings

Make a fuss of your students on their birthday. This app allows you to create a personalised message for your students while our lovable blobs sing happy birthday.

Chicken coop game: estimating fractions
Chicken coop game: estimating fractions

You will be shown a fraction and your job is to estimate the decimal equivalent by placing a nest on a number line. Our hens are mathematical experts and they will fire their eggs towards the correct answer. If your estimate is good the eggs will be caught in the nest but if you're too far out it all gets very messy.

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Coloured text mind masher game
Coloured text mind masher game

Are you ready for your left brain to do battle with your right brain? Try this addictive, mind-boggling game if you're brave enough.

Countdown
Countdown

A classroom version of this classic game. What's the longest word you can make?

Gravity game
Gravity game

If you want your pupils to develop an intuitive feel for gravity and orbiting bodies then try this fantastic game from MiniClips. This is one homework assignment they'll be happy to complete.

Wheels of salvation
Wheels of salvation

If you've got work to do then don't even think about playing this game. It's far too addictive.

The ultimate reaction test
The ultimate reaction test

An addictive reaction test with loads of uses for practical work. Find out your reaction speed and whether it changes when you're tired, hungry or buzzing on coffee.

Fighter pilot challenge
Fighter pilot challenge

The object of the game is to move the red block around without getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls. It's been said that the US Air Force uses tests like this to rate their fighter pilots. If you can survive longer than 22 seconds you are phenomenal.

PacMan
PacMan

Play a full-screen version of this classic arcade game (Adobe Flash). Use the arrow keys to guide PacMan around the maze and away from the ghosts.

Tetris
Tetris

A classic test of the old grey matter (Macromedia Flash). Use the arrow keys to manipulate the falling shapes.

Periodic table tetris game
Periodic table tetris game

The classic game but with a twist: now you have to guide falling elements into the correct place in the periodic table. Play this as often as you can and you'll soon know which group and period the different elements belong in.

Tower of Hanoi challenge
Tower of Hanoi challenge

Put your mental capabilities to the test with this ancient puzzle. Can you work out a system that enables you to solve the problem in the minimum number of moves? Don't worry if you can't; just press the 'solve' button and watch the computer perform the ideal solution.

Chess
Chess

This wonderful chess game (created by James Burton) is ideal for beginners.

Mastermind
Mastermind

A delightful online reproduction of the classic board game involving pegs - created by the exceptional flashValley.

Peg solitaire
Peg solitaire

Get the grey cells working with this online reproduction of the ancient logic puzzle - another classic from flashValley.

Asteroids
Asteroids

Spread peace and harmony across the galaxy by blasting everything in sight (including the occasional alien).

Snake
Snake

Use the arrow keys to guide the ever-lengthening snake around the garden in search of flowers. Despite the inane scenario this game is surprisingly addictive.

Simon
Simon

This classic memory game has been converted for use on an interactive whiteboard.

The displacement-time graph game
The displacement-time graph game

Believe it or not, we've managed to turn learning about displacement-time graphs into a game (and a great game it is too!). This software is also a great teaching aid when describing the relationship between real-world motion and its graphical representation.

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Moonlander: algebra game
Moonlander: algebra game

Use your knowledge of algebra and inter-planetary flight to gently land your spaceship on the moon pads in the correct order.

Tweeting birds memory game
Tweeting birds memory game

A quaint version of the classic memory game 'Simon'.

Play blackjack against the machine
Play blackjack against the machine

At a simple level this game improves basic summation, at a higher level pupils consider probability (e.g. When is the best time to stick? If I draw a 12 or above should I ever risk twisting again? etc. etc.)

Video Poker
Video Poker

Use your knowledge of poker and probability to give yourself the best odds when playing this classic card game.