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.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.
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 for two players on a large squared space.
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.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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.
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.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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.
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. . . .
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
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. . . .
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.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
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.
A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Match the halves.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
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?
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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?
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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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.