Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
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 for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A train building game for 2 players.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
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.
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. . . .
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
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 that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
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.
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 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory
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 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 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
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. . . .
Match the halves.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?