An old game but lots of arithmetic!
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
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?
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
This is an adding game for two players.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
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?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.
A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
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.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
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.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Match the halves.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.
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.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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. . . .