Games

Tricky Track

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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? Is this what you would expect?

Sliding Puzzle

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

Square It

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

Domino Numbers

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

Fractions and Coins Game

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

Part the Piles

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

The Twelve Pointed Star Game

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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?

Odds or Sixes?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use the interactivity or play this dice game yourself. How could you make it fair?

Board Block Challenge

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

Train

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A train building game for 2 players.

Winning Lines

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.

Ratio Pairs 2

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.

Diagonal Sums Sudoku

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

Intersection Sums Sudoku

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

Making Maths: Happy Families

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.