A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?
How good are you at estimating angles?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw
quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it
possible to fill the game grid?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game
Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to
consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape,
and. . . .
A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If
they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win
the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
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.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
Unmultiply is a game of quick estimation. You need to find two numbers that multiply together to something close to the given target - fast! 10 levels with a high scores table.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
A train building game for 2 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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. . . .
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers
on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the
number line first?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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 that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
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 to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one
A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your
skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit
the target score.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
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.
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
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.
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?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.