By Michael Hartley
Welcome! Below you'll see a list of the pages of this site that I've
most recently updated or uploaded to Dr Mike's Math Games for Kids. You
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This page shows just the newest games - but remember that This site has over 100 free games and other resources. Make sure you spend enough time on the site to find the perfect game for your situation! There are games for classroom use, for the home, there are games for parents and teachers to play with their kids, and games for kids to play by themselves. There are games that guide you strictly along a path to knowledge, and games that let your mathematical creativity flow. So take the time to look around!
This is a printable puzzle based on Latin Squares
. The goal is to arrange the colored shapes on the grid, following certain rules. For example, each row should have one of each shape, and one of each color. Likewise, each column. Click through to the puzzle page
to get a full list of the rules, links to downloadable, printable puzzle boards, and ideas for how to play this game with an ordinary pack of playing cards!
The 249 Sided Polygon Puzzle
is not a single puzzle, but a whole bunch of pen-and-paper challenges packed into a single download. It was created by Mac Oglesby, a retired math teacher, who kindly sent it to me to make available to you. Grab a pen, and Download and print the puzzle sheet
and see how many of the challenges you can crack.
The Knight's Tour
is a classic chess puzzle. You start by tapping or clicking the board to place a knight. Then you must move the knight around, visiting as many squares as possible, exactly once each. The squares on the board change color to show you where you've been, where you are, and where you can go next. There's also an Android version available; Drop by my Knight's Tour page
and scroll down to find the play store links and QR code.
In the Android Version of the 8 Queens Puzzle
you start by trying to put four queens on a 4 by 4 chess board. Once you've solved this, you can unlock the 5 by 5 board and try to solve that too. Keep placing the maximum number of queens on each chessboard to unlock higher and higher levels! Grab your Android device and scan the QR code on this page
to get the app.
The challenge of the Eight Queens Puzzle
is to place eight queens on a chessboard, so that none of the queens are attacking any of the others. On my eight queens puzzle page, there's an online version of this game you can play on your computer of phone, right in your web browser. The game starts with a 4 by 4 board, and you can work up to harder and harder boards - or jump straight to the 8 by 8 board if you dare! Have a go now!
, or Ostomachion (literally Bone Fight) is a puzzle like the Tangram
, but invented by the ancient Greeks. It has twice as many pieces, so there's many many more patterns it can be arranged into. Download and print yourself a set
, and start by seeing how many ways you can form the pieces into a square!
The Tangram Puzzle
is a simple jigsaw puzzle that originated in China over 1000 years ago. Despite its apparent simplicity, there are a huge number of patterns the pieces can be arranged into. This site has a Printable Tangram Puzzle
for you to download and cut out.
In Roman Attack
, you defend the world against an onslaught of numbers! The game helps you practise converting numbers between Roman form and the more usual "Arabic" form. The game has three subgames - converting Roman to Arabic, or Arabic to Roman, or a mixed attack of both conversions. The game tracks your high scores, so you can challenge yourself to improve every day. Try it now!
is a game to train up your mental arithmetic skills. Arithmetic problems descend from the top of the screen, as you solve them you score points. The longer you play, the harder the problems get and the more points they're worth. There are seven sub-games;
each individual operation can be practiced separately, or you can practice addition and subtraction together, or multiplication and division together, or all four operations at once. Have fun!
The Nine Tile Puzzle
is a simple enough puzzle - download and print the puzzle tiles, then try to arrange them so that the symbols on the edges match. Sound simple? Try it then!
There are almost 24 billion different ways to arrange the tiles, and only one solves the puzzle.
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