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.
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?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
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 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 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
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?
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
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.
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. . . .
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.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
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.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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?
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.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes the criteria she uses to choose mathematical games for the classroom and shares some examples from NRICH.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
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 train building game for 2 players.
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.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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 two players on a large squared space.
This is an adding game for two players.
Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
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.
Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Try this interactive strategy game for 2
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.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.