Can You Plan Strategically?


This collection of activities is intended to encourage you to think and plan strategically. We are offering you a variety of playful contexts in which you will be challenged to think ahead and analyse the outcomes. 

The last day for sending in your thoughts and ideas is Thursday 8 July.

 

Last Biscuit live

Age 11 to 18
Challenge Level
Can you find a strategy that ensures you get to take the last biscuit in this game?

Crossing the Bridge live

Age 11 to 18
Challenge Level
Four friends must cross a bridge. How can they all cross it in just 17 minutes?

Olympic Records live

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level
Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

Olympic Measures 

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?

Latin Lilies 

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level
In this game you are challenged to gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent.

Phiddlywinks 

Age 7 to 18
Challenge Level
Have a go at this version of John Conway's game. Do you have any good strategies for winning?
Read this article to find out more about the inspiration for NRICH's game, Phiddlywinks.