An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
The classic vector racing game brought to a screen near you.
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red
counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the
other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
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
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.
Unmultiply is a game of quick estimation. You need to find two numbers that multiply together to something close to the given target - fast! 10 levels with a high scores table.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
Can you identify the mathematicians?
An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24, while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic square...
Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are
used as a pedagogic device.