Some maths games focus on one particular skill, others tackle several at the same time and then there are those maths games that can be used for a vast array of mental maths skills. These are the few who offer so many options, that can be used in so many ways. All you need to do two things:

choose one of these great games, and

Pick Your Skill

Brie-Anna de Mouse, star of Maths with a Mouse

Birds vs Robots! I don't really need to say much more! Mathsframe, I love it but who came up with this great idea?

Skills you can pick: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, rounding, reading numbers, Roman numerals,simplifying fractions, fractions of numbers, converting fractions to decimals, converting fractions to percentages

Just look at that great selection of maths topics that can be practised using Topmarks' classic game Hit the Button! Time to Pick Your Skill!

Skills you can pick: number bonds, doubles, halves, multiplication, division, square numbers)

Nothing but net! The crowd goes wild! Shot Clock by roomrecess.com is a great maths game and my favourite aspect is that even if you know the correct answer, it is still possible to miss the shot and to retake it again. Not all maths games include that aspect. Good job, roomrecess.com

Skills you can pick: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, whole numbers, integers

Parachute Multiplication is great fun and, occasionally, infuriating! Not only do you need to calculate, you also need to locate the position on a number line and hope that you can accurately land in the corect spot!

TOP TIP: Make sure you recognise what the scale of the number line. It can change!

Skills you can pick: times tables, doubling, square numbers, cube numbers

Daily 10 (also from Topmarks) is great if you enjoy a fast-paced quiz. You will need to write down your answers so make sure you are ready.

Skills you can pick: addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, place value, multiplication, division, doubles and halves, fractions, rounding

Daily 10 is great when you want to practise one particular skill but if you want a quiz with lots of topics, check out my fun Quizzy Whizzy Mental Maths!

You might have already come across Loop Cards from Topmarks and might be aware of how much I enjoy this activity. Thnakfully, there are lots of skills that can be practised using them so you can use the loop cards time and time again!

Skills you can pick: addition, subtraction, multiplication, doubling, halving, percentages, rounding, square numbers

Maths Invaders from Mathsframe brings so many options and I don't think blasting spaceships ever gets boring!

Skills you can pick: multiplication, addition, reading numbers, subtraction, fractions of numbers, Roman numerals, rounding numbers, division, converting fractions to decimals, converting fractions to percentages, telling the time in words, simplifying fractions, properties of numbers (multiples, factors, primes, squares and cubes)

Let's go bananas! In Monkey Maths by Mathsframe, the monkeys want more and more bananas. Personally, I prefer yummy marshmallows.

Skills you can pick: multiplication, addition, reading numbers, subtraction, fractions of numbers, Roman numerals, rounding numbers, division, converting fractions to decimals, converting fractions to percentages, telling the time in words, simplifying fractions

We've had games involving shooting things, hitting things and even collecting things. Now it's time for knocking things down. Time for Mathsframe's Super Maths Bowling.

Skills you can pick: multiplication facts, doubling, square numbers, cube numbers

Ha ha! Look at those silly cats fighting over the sausages! Although this game is quite simplistic, I find it hilarious, just watching those cats, tussle over a big string of sausages!

When choosing your level, don’t worry about which number it is as they relate to the grade system in the USA and, in the higher numbers, some of the skills aren’t necessarily ideal for mental maths games. Most of all, enjoy laughing at those stupid cats in Cat Wars! Mice rule; cats drool!

In my Game Time Review for Cat Wars, I have some extra thoughts to share which will help you to enjoy the game even more!