Thinking Strategically


Thinking Strategically is part of our Thinking Mathematically collection.

Dozenslive

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

Can you select the missing digit(s) to find the largest multiple?

Treasure Hunt

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?

Factors and Multiples Game

Age 7 to 16
Challenge Level

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

River Crossing

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

There is nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats...

Gabriel's Problem

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?

Dicey Operations

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

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

Have You Got It?

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

Crossing the Bridge

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Four friends must cross a bridge. How can they all cross it in just 17 minutes?

Square It

Age 11 to 16
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.

Diamond Collector

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

Connect Three

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

In this game the winner is the first to complete a row of three. Are some squares easier to land on than others?

Product Sudoku

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.

Wipeout

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

Can you do a little mathematical detective work to figure out which number has been wiped out?

11x11 Square

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

Here's a neat trick you can do with an 11 by 11 square...

Warmsnug Double Glazing

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

How have "Warmsnug" arrived at the prices shown on their windows? Which window has been given an incorrect price?

Latin Numbers

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Can you create a Latin Square from multiples of a six digit number?