A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?
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.
A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Can you identify the mathematicians?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
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 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
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. . . .
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.
A Sudoku with a twist.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.
An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation
This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.
Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
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 is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?
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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?
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.
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 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 shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Can you find the pairs that represent the same amount of money?
A game for 2 players with similarities to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.
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. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.
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.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
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?
Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?
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?