Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of
the days of the week?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring
tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with
the measuring tool shown.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Match the halves.
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
A train building game for 2 players.
A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your
skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit
the target score.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers
on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the
number line first?
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?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
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.
A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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
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. . . .
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.