Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
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 Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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 game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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 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 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Match the cards of the same value.
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.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
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 card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
A train building game for 2 players.
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.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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.
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a
friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
This is a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and
wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points
for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning
strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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.
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
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?