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.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
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.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.
A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.
Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?
This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.
What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.
A game for 1 person to develop stategy and shape and space awareness. 12 counters are placed on a board. Counters are removed one at a time. The aim is to be left with only 1 counter.
These tasks and games are written for a child and adult to try together.
This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.
A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.
A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.
An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .
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. . . .
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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?
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.
A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.
These games use ten-frames to develop children's 'sense of ten'.
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
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?
Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?
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?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.
Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?
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.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.
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.
Can you match the halves in this interactive game?
Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.