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Makeover

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

Seeing Squares

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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.

Put Yourself in a Box

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

The Path of the Dice

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

Square it for Two

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

Counter Roundup

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Endless Noughts and Crosses

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

Go Moku

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A game for two players on a large squared space.

Conway's Chequerboard Army

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

Noughts and Crosses

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Ratio Pairs 2

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.

Penta Play

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

Train

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A train building game for 2 players.

Building Stars

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

Coordinate Cunning

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

Board Block Challenge

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Tangram Pictures

Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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

Fractions and Coins Game

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Part the Piles

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Making Maths: Happy Families

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

Calculator Bingo

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

100 Percent

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

Chocolate Bars

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

L-ateral Thinking

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Try this interactive strategy game for 2

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Train for Two

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Board Block for Two

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

Diagonal Dodge

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

Making Maths: Snake Pits

Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

A game to make and play based on the number line.

Khun Phaen Escapes to Freedom

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

Counters

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

Factors and Multiples Game for Two

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Online

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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.

Seasonal Twin Sudokus

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?

Sliding Puzzle

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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 moves.

Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 4. from Strategy Games

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

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. . . .

Do You Measure Up?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

Traffic Lights

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

Twin Corresponding Sudoku

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one

Squayles

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.

Winning Lines

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.

Patience

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?

Jumping Reindeer

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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 two stones.

Tac-tickle

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

Diamond Collector

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

Nim-7 for Two

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

First Connect Three for Two

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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.

Spiralling Decimals

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?