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?
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?
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.
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 be the first to complete a row of three?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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 number card game for 2-6 players.
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.
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?
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? Is this what you would expect?
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.
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.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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.
A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
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.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
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...
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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?
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. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
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.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
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?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
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 train building game for 2 players.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
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 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.