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### Dicey Operations in Line

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Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

### Seeing Squares

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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.

### Dicey Addition

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

### Double or Halve?

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Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

### Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Matching Time

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

### Play to 37

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In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

### Spiralling Decimals

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?

### Incey Wincey Spider

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?

### 9 Hole Light Golf

##### Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

We think this 3x3 version of the game is often harder than the 5x5 version. Do you agree? If so, why do you think that might be?

### Nice or Nasty

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

### Strike it Out

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

### The Remainders Game

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

### Snap

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Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of the days of the week?

### Shut the Box

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

An old game but lots of arithmetic!

### Stop the Clock

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

### Tug Harder!

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?

### Tug of War

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

### First Connect Three

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

### Four Go

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?

### Factors and Multiples Game

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Intersection Sums Sudoku

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

### Diagonal Sums Sudoku

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Board Block Challenge

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

### The Twelve Pointed Star Game

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?

### Got It

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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.

### Multiplication Tables - Matching Cards

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.

### Estimating Angles

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

How good are you at estimating angles?

### Spiralling Decimals for Two

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Board Block Challenge for Two

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Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?

### Totality for Two

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.

### Money Line-up

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In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.

### How Long Does it Take?

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In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

### Primary Advent Calendar 2010

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.

### First Connect Three for Two

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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.

### Four Go for Two

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Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?

### Dicey Operations for Two

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

### Strike it Out for Two

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Shut the Box for Two

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Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?

### Incey Wincey Spider for Two

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Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

### Train for Two

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

### Board Block for Two

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

### Factors and Multiples Game for Two

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

### Got it for Two

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

### Nice or Nasty for Two

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Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

### Square it for Two

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

### Nim-7 for Two

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Stop the Clock for Two

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

### Olympic Cards

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.