Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Match the halves.
A train building game for 2 players.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
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?
A variant on the game Alquerque
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for two players on a large squared space.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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. . . .
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
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.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
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.
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 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.
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.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?