A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
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. . . .
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
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.
All you need for this game is a pack of cards. While you play the
game, think about strategies that will increase your chances of
How good are you at estimating angles?
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. . . .
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?
To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the
patterns of play are similar.
A game for 2 players
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
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.
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 loser is the player who takes the last counter.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
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.
Match the cards of the same value.
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?
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy 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...
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.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
A new card game for two players.
This is an interactive net of a Rubik's cube. Twists of the 3D cube become mixes of the squares on the 2D net. Have a play and see how many scrambles you can undo!
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
Follow-up to the February Game Rules of FEMTO.
Can you discover whether this is a fair game?
A game for 2 players. Set out 16 counters in rows of 1,3,5 and 7. Players take turns to remove any number of counters from a row. The player left with the last counter looses.
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 collection of games on the NIM theme
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
Investigations based on an Indian game.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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 Sudoku with a twist.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
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. . . .
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.
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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
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?