Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
A number card game for 2-6 players.
This is an adding game for two players.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A game for 1 person to develop stategy and shape and space awareness. 12 counters are placed on a board. Counters are removed one at a time. The aim is to be left with only 1 counter.
The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play,
either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to
orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a
line. . . .
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
This is a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and
wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be
removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to
remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points
for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning
strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?