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. . . .
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. . . .
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
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?
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
All you need for this game is a pack of cards. While you play the game, think about strategies that will increase your chances of winning.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
How good are you at estimating angles?
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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 maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
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.
Match the cards of the same value.
A new card game for two players.
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Investigations based on an Indian game.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?
Follow-up to the February Game Rules of FEMTO.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4 or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them off again?
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.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
This article explains the use of the idea of connectedness in networks, in two different ways, to bring into focus the basics of the game of Go, namely capture and territory.
Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
A Sudoku with a twist.
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. . . .
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
We think this 3x3 version of the game is often harder than the 5x5 version. Do you agree? If so, why do you think that might be?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.