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 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 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 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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 matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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 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 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
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?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths
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?
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.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
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 aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right
hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of
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.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
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.
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.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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?
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?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
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?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
This is an adding game for two players.
An odd version of tic tac toe
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
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. . . .
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of