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Going for Games

Stage: 1 and 2

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sumo

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.

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Incey Wincey Spider

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Poker Bingo

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A game played with a standard pack of cards.

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Tug of War

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

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Tug Harder!

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Incey Wincey Spider for Two

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

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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. . . .

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Up and Down Donkey

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

A number card game for 2-6 players.

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Matching Time

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

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Tantrix Discovery

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.

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Alquerque II

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A variant on the game Alquerque

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Double or Halve?

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

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Strike it Out

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

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

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Scissors, Paper, Rock

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Line of Four

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.

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Nice or Nasty

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

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Shut the Box

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

An old game but lots of arithmetic!

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Making Maths: Happy Families

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

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

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Diagonal Sums Sudoku

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

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Odd Tic Tac

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

An odd version of tic tac toe

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Horizontal Vertical

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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?

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First Connect Three

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

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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Nim-7 for Two

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

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

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Stop the Clock for Two

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Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

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Fraction Card Game 1

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Match the halves.

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Subtraction Squares

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

A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?

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Slippery Snail

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

A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.

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Crocogator

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Board Block

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Spiralling Decimals for Two

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

Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?

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Nim-7

Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

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Dicey Addition

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

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

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Dragons and Swans

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Sliding Puzzle

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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.

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Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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The Remainders Game

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

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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Fractions and Coins Game

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Fifteen

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

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

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Domino Magic Rectangle

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

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...

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Sliding Game

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.

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Low Go

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

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.

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Train

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A train building game for 2 players.

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Diagonal Dodge

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

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SHOO

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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