Resources tagged with: Games

Filter by: Content type:
Age range:
Challenge level:

There are 138 results

Broad Topics > Thinking Mathematically > Games

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.

Tug of War

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

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

Counters

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

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 for Two

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

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?

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?

Matching Time

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

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

The Twelve Pointed Star Game

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

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?

Tantrix Discovery

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.

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.

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.

Money Line-up

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.

Dot Card Games

Age 3 to 7

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.

Ten-frames Games

Age 3 to 7

These games use ten-frames to develop children's 'sense of ten'.

Sumo

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

A number game requiring a strategy.

Line of Four

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

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

Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

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?

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.

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.

Using Games in the Classroom

Age 7 to 16

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

More Upper Primary Strategy Games

Age 7 to 11

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

Tac-tickle

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

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

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.

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.

Board Block

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

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

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.

Double or Halve?

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

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

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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.

Pass the Peas, Please

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

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 for Two

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

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

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?

Dragons and Swans

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

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

Crocogator

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

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

Noughts and Crosses

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

A game for two people that everybody knows. If you play correctly you never lose!

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?

For Two

Age 5 to 11

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

Up and Down Donkey

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

A number card game for 2-6 players.

Totality for Two

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

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

Matching Numbers

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

Can you find different ways of showing the same number? Try this matching game and see!

Poker Bingo

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

A game played with a standard pack of cards.

Dicey Operations in Line

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

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

Fifteen

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

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

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?

Traffic Lights

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

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. . . .