Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

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.

A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.

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.

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

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.

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 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.

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two of the numbers to multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row?

Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.

Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.

Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?

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 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.

A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory

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?

This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?

A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

A game for 2 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.

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 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. . . .

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. . . .

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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.

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.

Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?

Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.

Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.