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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?

Twinkle Twinkle

Age 7 to 14
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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.

Twin Corresponding Sudokus II

Age 11 to 16
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Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

Quadruple Clue Sudoku

Age 11 to 16
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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.

Diagonal Sums Sudoku

Age 7 to 16
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Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

Wallpaper Sudoku

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

Intersection Sudoku 1

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku with a twist.

Intersection Sudoku 2

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku with a twist.

Twin Corresponding Sudoku III

Age 11 to 16
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Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

Intersection Sums Sudoku

Age 7 to 16
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A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

Lambs and Tigers

Age 11 to 14
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Investigations based on an Indian game.

FEMTO

Age 14 to 16
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A new card game for two players.

Latin Lilies

Age 7 to 14
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In this game you are challenged to gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent.

Have You Got It?

Age 11 to 14
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Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

Ratio Sudoku 1

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

History Mystery

Age 7 to 16
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Can you identify the mathematicians?

Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 2.types of Games

Age 5 to 14

This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.

Pentanim

Age 7 to 16
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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.

Diagonal Product Sudoku

Age 11 to 16
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Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

Ratio Sudoku 3

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.

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.

Using Games in the Classroom

Age 7 to 16

Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.

Patience

Age 11 to 14
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A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?

Ratio Sudoku 2

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

Games Related to Nim

Age 5 to 16

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.

Turnablock

Age 14 to 16
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A simple game for 2 players invented by John Conway. It is played on a 3x3 square board with 9 counters that are black on one side and white on the other.

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.

Squayles

Age 11 to 14
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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.

Winning Lines

Age 7 to 16

An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.

One, Three, Five, Seven

Age 11 to 16
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A game for 2 players. Set out 16 counters in rows of 1,3,5 and 7. Players take turns to remove any number of counters from a row. The player left with the last counter looses.

Slippery Snail

Age 7 to 16
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A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.

Spiralling Decimals for Two

Age 7 to 14
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Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?

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.

FEMTO: Follow Up

Age 14 to 16
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Follow-up to the February Game Rules of FEMTO.

Dominoes

Age 7 to 16
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Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.

Nim-7 for Two

Age 5 to 14
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Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

Countdown

Age 7 to 14
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Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

Jam

Age 14 to 16
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A game for 2 players

Quadrilaterals Game

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

Diamond Collector

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

Snail Trails

Age 11 to 14
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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. . . .

Fractions and Percentages Card Game

Age 11 to 16
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Can you find the pairs that represent the same amount of money?

Nim

Age 14 to 16
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Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single pile. The loser is the player who takes the last counter.

Got It

Age 7 to 14
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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.

Jam

Age 14 to 16
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To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.

Statement Snap

Age 7 to 14
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You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...

Nim-7

Age 5 to 14
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Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

Making Maths: Snake Pits

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

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!

Charlie's Delightful Machine

Age 11 to 16
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Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?