Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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.
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Match the halves.
This is an adding game for two players.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends.
Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to
stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
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.
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?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?
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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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.
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.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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 game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
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.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
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. . . .
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
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?
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?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of