Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you
know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
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 2 players
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.
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.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.
This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square
grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players
take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .
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?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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. . . .
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
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.
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.
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
A game to make and play based on the number line.
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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
How good are you at estimating angles?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?
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...
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.
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.
A Sudoku with a twist.
A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
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.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
This article explains the use of the idea of connectedness in networks, in two different ways, to bring into focus the basics of the game of Go, namely capture and territory.
A collection of games on the NIM theme
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
A Sudoku based on clues that give the differences between adjacent cells.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the
surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this
Follow-up to the February Game Rules of FEMTO.