Games

Horizontal Vertical

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

Dragons and Swans

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

A game for two players. You'll need some counters.

Fraction Card Game 1

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Match the halves.

Crocogator

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.

Odd Tic Tac

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

An odd version of tic tac toe

Scissors, Paper, Rock

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?

Alquerque II

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

A variant on the game Alquerque

Game of PIG - Ones

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Play a dice game of chance

Pass the Peas, Please

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!

Tantrix Discovery

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.

Learning Mathematics Through Games: 3. Creating Your Own Games

Age 5 to 7

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.

Board Block

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Poker Bingo

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

A game played with a standard pack of cards.

Sumo

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.

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