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### Learning Mathematics Through Games: 3. Creating Your Own Games

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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.

### Using Games in the Classroom

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Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.

### Going for Games

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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.

### Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 1. Why Games?

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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.

### Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 2.types of Games

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This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.

### Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 4. from Strategy Games

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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. . . .

### Horizontal Vertical

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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?

### L-ateral Thinking

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Try this interactive strategy game for 2

### Shut the Box

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An old game but lots of arithmetic!

### Sprouts

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A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

### Shut the Box for Two

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Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?

### Double or Halve?

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

### Sprouts Explained

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This article invites you to get familiar with a strategic game called "sprouts". The game is simple enough for younger children to understand, and has also provided experienced mathematicians with. . . .

### Diagonal Dodge

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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.

### Low Go

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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.

### Fifteen

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

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### Traffic Lights

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The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play, either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a line. . . .

### Strike it Out

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

### Counter Roundup

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A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

### Nice or Nasty

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

### The Remainders Game

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A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

### Domino Magic Rectangle

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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...

### Making Maths: Happy Families

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

### SHOO

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

### Making Maths: Snake Pits

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A game to make and play based on the number line.

### Fraction Card Game 1

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Match the halves.

### Do You Measure Up?

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A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

### Sliding Puzzle

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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.

### Tac-tickle

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This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

### Fractions and Coins Game

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

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This is a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from two stones.

### Board Block

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

### Wild Jack

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A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.

### Train

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A train building game for 2 players.

### Odds and Threes

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A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.

### Winning Lines

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An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.

### Sliding Game

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

### Advent Calendar 2010

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Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.

### Square it for Two

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Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

### Board Block for Two

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Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

### Nim-7 for Two

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

### Four Go for Two

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Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?

### Train for Two

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Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

### Factors and Multiples Game for Two

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Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

### Nice or Nasty for Two

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Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

### Strike it Out for Two

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Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

### Incey Wincey Spider for Two

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