A game to make and play based on the number line.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for
the price of one
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
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 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.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
Match the cards of the same value.
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. . . .
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
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.
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.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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 interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
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
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the
surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
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
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?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
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 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.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A Sudoku with a twist.
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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.
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...