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Poker Bingo

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game played with a standard pack of cards.

Roundabout

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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 for Two

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.

More Upper Primary Strategy Games

Age 7 to 11

Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.

Primary Advent Calendar 2010

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Incey Wincey Spider

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

Gotcha

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

Daisy

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

Welcoming Your New Class

Age 3 to 11

What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.

Developing Logical Thinking: the Place of Strategy Games

Age 5 to 11

This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.

Incey Wincey Spider for Two

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Games from Around the World

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.

Tac-tickle

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Jumping Reindeer

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

For Two

Age 5 to 11

These tasks and games are written for a child and adult to try together.

Tantrix Discovery

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.

Line of Four

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Fraction Card Game

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you match the halves in this interactive game?

Pentanim

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players with similarities to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.

Calculator Bingo

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

100 Percent

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

Multiplication Tables - Matching Cards

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.

Online

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

History Mystery

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you identify the mathematicians?

Odds and Threes

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

18 Hole Light Golf

Age 5 to 16 Challenge Level:

The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4 or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them off again?

Sliding Game

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Going for Games

Age 5 to 11

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.

Strike it Out

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Making Maths: Happy Families

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Train Tactics

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?

Diagonal Sums Sudoku

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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.

Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 2.types of Games

Age 5 to 14

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: 1. Why Games?

Age 5 to 14

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.

Ratio Pairs 2

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.

Low Go

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

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.

Countdown

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

Winning Lines

Age 7 to 16

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

Slippery Snail

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Nim-7

Age 5 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Dicey Operations in Line

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Flip Flop - Matching Cards

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.

Dicey Addition

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

Subtraction Squares

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

Spiralling Decimals for Two

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

Board Block Challenge for Two

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?

Part the Piles

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

Strike it Out for Two

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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