Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
An activity based on the game 'Pelmanism'. Set your own level of challenge and beat your own previous best score.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
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. . . .
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.
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.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes the criteria she uses to choose mathematical games for the classroom and shares some examples from NRICH.
Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
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.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
Can you identify the mathematicians?
Match the cards of the same value.
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.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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 to make and play based on the number line.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
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. . . .
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.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
A game for two players on a large squared space.
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
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 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.
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 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 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 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.
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. . . .
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
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.
Investigations based on an Indian game.
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?