A game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.
The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4
or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them
An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24, while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic square...
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
Can you identify the mathematicians?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.
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.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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 Sudoku with a twist.
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the
surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this
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.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
This article for teachers describes several games, found on the
site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to
develop the skills of strategic planning.
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 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one
A game for 2 players. Set out 16 counters in rows of 1,3,5 and 7. Players take turns to remove any number of counters from a row. The player left with the last counter looses.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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.
This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square
grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players
take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .
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.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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.
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.
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.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
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 game to make and play based on the number line.