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. . . .
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.
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.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
This problem explores the range of events in a sports day and which ones are the most popular and attract the most entries.
Games most suitable for Stage 1 and 1 children and their parents and carers te play.
These upper primary strategy games supplement those in our strategy games feature and will help improve children's logical thinking skills.
Here are two games you have to pay to play. Which is the better bet?
These strategy games are a great way of helping children develop logical thinking.
These lower primary strategy games supplement the Strategy Games feature and help children develop logical thinking skills.
Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...
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.
Use the animation to help you work out how many lines are needed to draw mystic roses of different sizes.
Weekly Problem 45 - 2014
After playing 500 games, my success rate at Spider Solitare is 49%. How many games do I need to win to increase my success rate to 50%?
Playing these games will help you get better at logical thinking.
A game for 2 players with similaritlies to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.
Here are some more lower primary strategy games for you to play.
Games and computer room activities suitable for upper secondary school students
Here are some lower primary games which use counters.
Games and computer room activities suitable for secondary school students
Playing these upper primary strategy games will help improve your logical thinking skills.
The next ten people coming into a store will be asked their
birthday. If the prize is £20, would you bet £1 that two
of these ten people will have the same birthday ?
A game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.
List of Articles and Games whose publication rights may be licensed to another publisher.
Prove that 3 times the sum of 3 squares is the sum of 4 squares.
Rather easier, can you prove that twice the sum of two squares
always gives the sum of two squares?
Decide which charts and graphs represent the number of goals two football teams scored in fifteen matches.
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Have a go at playing these upper primary strategy games. Give yourself time to 'get into' the game first, then begin to think about how you can win. They will really help you get better at thinking. . . .
Have a go at playing these lower primary strategy games which will help you get better at thinking logically.
These tasks will help children understand the 'ten-ness' of ten, a fundamental part of place value.
Can you find a winning strategy for each of the games in this feature? Do you notice anything that is the same about the games?
This feature brings together some strategy games from the Play to Win pathway on Wild Maths.
A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw
quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it
possible to fill the game grid?
Games primary teachers
Here are some lower primary games for you to play with an adult. They are all based on popular NRICH games. We hope you enjoy them.
A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game
Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to
consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape,
and. . . .
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
A new card game for two players.
Tell us about how NRICH has changed the way you think about teaching and learning mathematics!
A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key
A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If
they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win
the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...