Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?
First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.
How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?
Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.
Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?
A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.
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.
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.
This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.
In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.
These games devised by Jenni Way use dot cards which will help children see the structure of numbers 1-6 and give them confidence as they begin to add and subtract these numbers.
These games use ten-frames to develop children's 'sense of ten'.
A number game requiring a strategy.
A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.
In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.
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.
Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.
Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.
This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.
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.
Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.
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?
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.
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.
Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?
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.
Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.
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.
A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!
Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?
Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?
A game for two players. You'll need some counters.
A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.
A game for two people that everybody knows. If you play correctly you never lose!
Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?
These tasks and games are written for a child and adult to try together.
A number card game for 2-6 players.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Can you find different ways of showing the same number? Try this matching game and see!
A game played with a standard pack of cards.
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
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. . . .