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### Going for Games

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In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes the criteria she uses to choose mathematical games for the classroom and shares some examples from NRICH.

### Using Games in the Classroom

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

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

### Learning Mathematics Through Games: 3. Creating Your Own Games

##### Stage: 1

Not all of us a bursting with creative game ideas, but there are several ways to go about creating a game that will assist even the busiest and most reluctant game designer.

### Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 2.types of Games

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

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

### Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 1. Why Games?

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

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.

### Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 4. from Strategy Games

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

Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .

### Making Maths: Snake Pits

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

### Strike it Out

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

### Shut the Box

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An old game but lots of arithmetic!

### Square It

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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.

### Wild Jack

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A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.

### Sliding Puzzle

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The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

### Fractions and Coins Game

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Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

### Train

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A train building game for 2 players.

### Board Block

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Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

### Odds and Threes

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A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.

### Horizontal Vertical

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Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

### Tac-tickle

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This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

### Fraction Card Game 1

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Match the halves.

### Do You Measure Up?

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A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

### Go Moku

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A game for two players on a large squared space.

### Stop or Dare

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All you need for this game is a pack of cards. While you play the game, think about strategies that will increase your chances of winning.

### Tug Harder!

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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?

### 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?

### Ratio Pairs 2

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A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.

### Jumping Reindeer

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A game for 1 person to develop stategy and shape and space awareness. 12 counters are placed on a board. Counters are removed one at a time. The aim is to be left with only 1 counter.

### Down to Nothing

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A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.

### Winning Lines

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

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This is a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from two stones.

### Sprouts Explained

##### Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5

This article invites you to get familiar with a strategic game called "sprouts". The game is simple enough for younger children to understand, and has also provided experienced mathematicians with. . . .

### Traffic Lights

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The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play, either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a line. . . .

### Counter Roundup

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A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

### SHOO

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A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.

### Domino Magic Rectangle

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An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24, while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic square...

### Incey Wincey Spider

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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?

### Games from Around the World

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

Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.

### Olympic Cards

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

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

### Troublesome Triangles

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

Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple. . . .

### 18 Hole Light Golf

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The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4 or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them off again?

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

### Spiralling Decimals

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

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

### How Long Does it Take?

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

### 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.

### Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

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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

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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.

### 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?

### The Unmultiply Game

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

Unmultiply is a game of quick estimation. You need to find two numbers that multiply together to something close to the given target - fast! 10 levels with a high scores table.

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### Making Maths: Happy Families

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Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.