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Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

Age 7 to 11
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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Go Moku

Age 7 to 11
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A game for two players on a large squared space.

Put Yourself in a Box

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

Tangram Pictures

Age 5 to 14
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Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

Endless Noughts and Crosses

Age 7 to 11
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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.

Penta Play

Age 7 to 11
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A shape and space game for 2, 3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board.

Counter Roundup

Age 7 to 11
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A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

Counters

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Seeing Squares

Age 5 to 11
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Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

Sprouts

Age 7 to 18
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A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

Making Maths: Snake Pits

Age 5 to 14
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A game to make and play based on the number line.

Making Maths: Happy Families

Age 5 to 11
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Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

Seeing Squares for Two

Age 5 to 11
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Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

Pumpkin Patch

Age 5 to 18

A game for two players based on a game from the Somali people of Africa. The first player to pick all the other's 'pumpkins' is the winner.

Transformation Game

Age 11 to 14
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Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?

Alquerque

Age 5 to 18

This game for two, was played in ancient Egypt as far back as 1400 BC. The game was taken by the Moors to Spain, where it is mentioned in 13th century manuscripts, and the Spanish name Alquerque. . . .

Factors and Multiples Game for Two

Age 7 to 14
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Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 1. Why Games?

Age 5 to 14

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.

Corresponding Sudokus

Age 11 to 18

This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.

Shapely Pairs

Age 11 to 14
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A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...

Property Chart

Age 11 to 14
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A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it possible to fill the game grid?

Sliding Puzzle

Age 11 to 16
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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.

Two Stones

Age 5 to 18

This game is known as Pong hau k'i in China and Ou-moul-ko-no in Korea. Find a friend to play or try the interactive version online.

Mulinello Quadrupio

Age 5 to 18

A game from Italy. Play with a friend and see if you can be the first to get five pieces in a line.

Mu Torere

Age 5 to 18

Try playing this game from New Zealand at the beach by drawing the board in the sand. Find an opponent and see if you can win by ending up with your shell in the centre space.

Square It

Age 11 to 16
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Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 4. from Strategy Games

Age 5 to 14

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. . . .

Quadrilaterals Game

Age 11 to 14
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A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy.

Olympic Cards

Age 5 to 11
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Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.

Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

Age 7 to 11
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In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?

How Long Does it Take?

Age 7 to 11
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How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?

First Connect Three for Two

Age 7 to 11
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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.

Seega

Age 5 to 18

An ancient game for two from Egypt. You'll need twelve distinctive 'stones' each to play. You could chalk out the board on the ground - do ask permission first.

Khun Phaen Escapes to Freedom

Age 11 to 14
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Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

The Triangle Game

Age 11 to 16
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Can you discover whether this is a fair game?

Twin Corresponding Sudoku

Age 11 to 18
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This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one

Factors and Multiples Game

Age 7 to 16
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A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

Lambs and Tigers

Age 11 to 14
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Investigations based on an Indian game.

Sz'kwa

Age 5 to 18

This Chinese game for two players is a simple version of Wei ch'i or Go. Each player has 20 distinctive pieces - try coins, pebbles, shells. You could try marking the board out in wet sand.

Matching Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Age 7 to 14
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Can you match pairs of fractions, decimals and percentages, and beat your previous scores?

Fractions and Coins Game

Age 7 to 11
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Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.

Diamond Collector

Age 11 to 16
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Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

Low Go

Age 7 to 16
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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.

Fifteen

Age 7 to 14
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Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

Sliding Game

Age 7 to 11
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A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.

First Connect Three

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Train Tactics

Age 7 to 11
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A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?

Strike it Out for Two

Age 5 to 11
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Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

Ratio Sudoku 2

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

Seasonal Twin Sudokus

Age 11 to 16
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This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?