Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?
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?
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.
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.
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.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape, and. . . .
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first?
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
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?
Who said that adding 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?
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
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 played with a standard pack of cards.
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 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.
Investigations based on an Indian game.
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.
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.
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. . . .
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
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. . . .
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.
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 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 to make and play based on the number line.
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...
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
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.
A train building game for 2 players.