A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
How good are you at estimating angles?
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...
A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it possible to fill the game grid?
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 for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
A train building game for 2 players.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.
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 that tests your understanding of remainders.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
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 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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.
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 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.
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.
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.
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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. . . .
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?