Playing these strategy games will help develop children's logical thinking skills. Read the article for suggestions about how to structure a lesson using one of these games.
This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.
This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
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.
This game can replace standard practice exercises on finding factors and multiples.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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.