Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
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 complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
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.
A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24, while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic square...
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A game for 1 person to develop stategy and shape and space awareness. 12 counters are placed on a board. Counters are removed one at a time. The aim is to be left with only 1 counter.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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 for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?
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 two stones.
A train building game for 2 players.
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.