Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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.
You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
A collection of games on the NIM theme
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?
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
This is a game in which your counters move in a spiral round the snail's shell. It is about understanding tens and units.
This is an adding game for two players.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
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?
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.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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 train building game for 2 players.
Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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.
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 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.
An old game but lots of arithmetic!
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.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.
You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...
Dotty Six game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have three sixes in a straight line?
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?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?