Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
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.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
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 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.
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
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 number card game for 2-6 players.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
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. . . .
This is an adding game for two players.
Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.
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 to make and play based on the number line.
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. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
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.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.
A train building game for 2 players.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.
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
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
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?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
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. . . .
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?
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.
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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.
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, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
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.
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.