A game to make and play based on the number line.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
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.
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.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Match the cards of the same value.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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.
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 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.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
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.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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 game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
A train building game for 2 players.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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. . . .
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
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 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
A game for 2 players with similaritlies to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.
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.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
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.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can
you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
A collection of games on the NIM theme
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?