A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
A new card game for two players.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the
surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
Follow-up to the February Game Rules of FEMTO.
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.
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
The game of go has a simple mechanism. This discussion of the principle of two eyes in go has shown that the game does not depend on equally clear-cut concepts.
A Sudoku with a twist.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
A Sudoku based on clues that give the differences between adjacent cells.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for
the price of one
A game for 2 people. Take turns to move the counters 1, 2 or 3
spaces. The player to remove the last counter off the board wins.
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.
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?
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.
This article invites you to get familiar with a strategic game called "sprouts". The game is simple enough for younger children to understand, and has also provided experienced mathematicians with. . . .
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 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.
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.
The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4
or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are
used as a pedagogic device.
A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
Can you identify the mathematicians?
This is a simple version of an ancient game played all over the world. It is also called Mancala. What tactics will increase your chances of winning?
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
This article shows how abstract thinking and a little number theory throw light on the scoring in the game Go.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
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.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of
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.
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. . . .
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
couldn't be fun?
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.