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 game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
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 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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 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.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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?
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
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.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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. . . .
A train building game for 2 players.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
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.
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.
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is
equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Match the halves.
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.
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?
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 joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
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.
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?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
This is an adding game for two players.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!