A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds
whilst improving your memory
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you
know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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. . . .
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
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. 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
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, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
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?
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.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.
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. . . .
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
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
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.
Investigations based on an Indian game.
How good are you at estimating angles?
A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
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?
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.
A Sudoku with a twist.
A Sudoku based on clues that give the differences between adjacent cells.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
Follow-up to the February Game Rules of FEMTO.
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.
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.
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.
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for
the price of one
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the
surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
A simple game for 2 players invented by John Conway. It is played
on a 3x3 square board with 9 counters that are black on one side
and white on the other.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?