A game to make and play based on the number line.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some 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.
Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players
take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single
pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Match the cards of the same value.
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
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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.
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.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
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. . . .
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
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.
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.
Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple. . . .
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
A train building game for 2 players.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
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. . . .
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.
We think this 3x3 version of the game is often harder than the 5x5 version. Do you agree? If so, why do you think that might be?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
A game for two players on a large squared space.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?