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Broad Topics > Using, Applying and Reasoning about Mathematics > Games

Part the Piles

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

Coordinate Cunning

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A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.

Chocolate Bars

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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.

Building Stars

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An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Scissors, Paper, Rock

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Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?

100 Percent

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An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .

Odd Tic Tac

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An odd version of tic tac toe

Noughts and Crosses

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A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

Alquerque II

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A variant on the game Alquerque

Fraction Card Game 1

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Match the halves.

Ratio Pairs 2

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A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.

Making Maths: Happy Families

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

Fractions and Coins Game

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

Incey Wincey Spider for Two

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Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Train for Two

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Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

Train

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A train building game for 2 players.

Horizontal Vertical

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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?

Makeover

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Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

Board Block Challenge

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

Stop the Clock for Two

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Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

Board Block for Two

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Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

Stop the Clock

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This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

Calculator Bingo

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A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.

Board Block

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Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

Put Yourself in a Box

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A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

Go Moku

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A game for two players on a large squared space.

Dragons and Swans

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A game for two players. You'll need some counters.

Endless Noughts and Crosses

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An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

Counters

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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?

Square it for Two

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Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

Seeing Squares

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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.

Factors and Multiples Game for Two

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Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

Penta Play

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A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

How Long Does it Take?

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In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

The Path of the Dice

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A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

Counter Roundup

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A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

Game of PIG - Ones

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Play a dice game of chance

L-ateral Thinking

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Try this interactive strategy game for 2

Sumo

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Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.

Four Go

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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?

Four Go for Two

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Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?

Down to Nothing

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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.

Tangram Pictures

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Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

Tandems

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A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.

Matching Time

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Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

Traffic Lights

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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. . . .

Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

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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 for Two

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Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?